Hounds on holiday travel checklist11 August 2023
Whether you’re planning a day trip, an overnighter or maybe heading a bit further afield, here are a few things to remember:
- Always make sure your dog’s microchip and tag details are up to date, and this is extra important if you’re travelling somewhere unfamiliar.
- Any time you’re travelling make sure your dog is up to date on their vaccinations, worming, and flea and tick treatments.
- If your dog is anxious about travelling or staying somewhere different your vet can advise on anxiety support products.
- Always take your dog’s medications with you, and extra just in case you get stuck longer than planned.
- A pet first aid kit and the telephone number of a local vet where you are travelling can be really helpful too.
So what else should you pack when travelling with a dog?
- Collar/harness with up to date identity tag
- Poo bags
- Water bowl and fresh water
- Dog seatbelt (depending on travel route)
If it’s a weekend away you’ll also need
- Dog bed/blanket
And if you’re going overseas
- Extra vaccinations and medications (each country is different)
- Appropriate veterinary documents
- IATA Approved Travel Crate (for air travel)
We've popped this all down on a handy checklist that you can download and print to help you prepare for your travels.
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