Vacationing with your dog: Do’s and Don’t

Vacationing with your dog: Do’s and Don’t

This time of year, many pet owners elect to take their dog with them for a family vacation.  This day and age are more friendly to your pet than ever before!  Many hotels and restaurants make room for your pets.  Here are some tips to remember.

  1. Plan for a stop every 2 hours to let your pet stretch his legs, get a drink and potty break.
  2. Make sure your pet is always on a leash when out of the vehicle and keep baggies to pick up his droppings.
  3. Do an internet search ahead of time to know which hotels will accommodate your pet and make reservations ahead of time.  You do not want to have to hide your pet or keep him in a hot car overnight.
  4. Carry bottled water to make sure you always have a drink for your pet.
  5. Make sure you carry a copy of your vaccination record.  We are happy to print you a fresh copy.
  6. Benadryl and pepto bismol are good to carry in case of bug bites or upset stomachs.
  7. Make sure you limit table food to curb any stomach upset.  Bring your regular food from home so you do not have to worry about finding your pet’s brand of food.
  8. Never leave your pet in a hot vehicle.
  9. If you are planning on camping or hiking, make sure you get a lyme vaccine ahead of time and think about adding a tick preventative at least for a month if you don’t normally use this prevention.

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