The first trip with a dog is just around the corner, and you don’t know what to pack? Or you have already packed everything, but you can not let go of the feeling that you have forgotten something? We have created a checklist for your vacation with your dog so that nothing can go wrong!
Checklist for your vacation with your dog
Necessary preparations for your vacation
Before you start, you should make some preparations for your vacation with your dog.
- Register the dog at the property.
- Write down the insurance number of your dog liability insurance.
- Attach an additional dog tag to the collar of your dog with the address of the hotel.
- Find the nearest vet at your vacation spot.
- Let your dog have the necessary vaccinations and pack the vaccination card.
Besides, you should check the entry requirements before booking your vacation. In some countries, such as Denmark, certain breeds that are listed dogs are not allowed. You should also make sure that your animal travel companion is chipped and has an pet passport.
Packing list for travelling with a dog
To ensure that your dog is not missing anything on vacation, the appropriate accessories must include:
- Stable transport box
- Feeding and water bowls
- the usual food and drinking water
- Dishes and two lines
- Basket or blanket
- Towel or dog bathrobe
- Muzzle (if necessary)
- Grooming tool
You can also equip yourself with practical travel accessories such as a foldable travel bowl or a 2-in-1 water bottle.
You also need these critical documents for your trip abroad with your dog:
A complete travel pharmacy is vital so that you don’t get stumped on vacation if your dog gets sick or injured. If you know that your dog reacts to unusual situations with diarrhoea, you can, for example, get medicine from the veterinarian beforehand. However, there are several other useful items.
We have selected the essential medicines and utensils for your first aid kit:
- Disinfectant for wounds
- Wound and healing ointment
- Eye and ear drops
- First aid kit (swab, upholstery material, cotton wool, elastic bandage, adhesive tape)
- Clinical thermometer (the average temperature for dogs is 38-39 ° C)
- Tick protection and removal tool
- Possibly. Travel pills or tranquillizers (after consultation with the veterinarian)
- Possibly. Diarrheal agents
- Essential medicines for sick dogs (insulin for diabetics, etc.)
Tips for travelling with a dog
So that the trip itself runs smoothly, you should always pay attention to the well-being of your dog during the journey.
- Keep the windows closed while driving so that the dog does not get conjunctivitis.
- Plan enough breaks so that dog and person can move.
- Do not leave your dog alone in the car, especially in hot weather!
- Provides enough water while driving.
- Doses dog food sparingly while driving and feeds more in the cool evening hours.
There are also a few things to consider at the holiday location itself so that nothing goes wrong and both dog and human have fun.
- Familiarize yourself with the practices on-site and in the accommodation.
- Inquire around your vacation destination for dog-friendly locations.
- Always keep an eye on your dog while walking!