Hounds on holiday travel checklist

Hounds on holiday travel checklist

11 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.

Doggy member Shadow, the Cross Breed sitting in front of small waterfalls
Doggy member Shadow, the Cross Breed

So what else should you pack when travelling with a dog?

Day Trip

  • Collar/harness with up to date identity tag
  • Lead
  • Poo bags
  • Towel
  • Treats
  • Water bowl and fresh water
  • Dog seatbelt (depending on travel route)

If it’s a weekend away you’ll also need

  • Dog bed/blanket
  • Food
  • Bowls
  • Toys

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.

View checklist

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