WHAT TO PACK: DOG TRAVELS
We prepared this video while getting ready to go on our California trip with Herky & Milton. Since this is not our first time travelling, we've narrowed it down to the essentials!
1- Waterproof Collars
We had a lot of issues with wet collars on our last trip (beaches!). We are prepared this time with stink-proof waterproof collars from WaterPooch :) There are many brands that carry these types of collars now - super practical!
I usually bring enough for 1 week, and purchase more food on location. This way, I'm able to transition the girls into their new food without too much digestive discomfort. For bowl, our favorite is the Yummy Bowl from Sleepypod.
3- Portable water bottle
An ESSENTIAL when travelling! You want to keep your pup hydrated.
4- Emergency kits
Herky gets diarrhea frequently and easily, so we like to be ready. We bring some Forti Flora and Kaopectate (miracle combo for Herky!). If your dog is prone to other incidents - be prepared!
5- Ears & Tears
I like to clean their ears twice weekly, so I need their ear cleaner. Milton gets her eyes cleaned daily!
6- Oral Care
Because teeth need their daily clean :)
We always ended up purchasing shampoo on vacation, so we bring it now! Paws get really dirty, and we love going to the beach too. SO, baths are a must!
We bring some treats, but not too many. This time around we just brought some chicken filets and bully sticks.
We just like to bring 1 toy for each. Pack light :)
10- Poo bags
Because dogs poop.
11- Puppy wipes
Great for quick wipe downs and dirty paws!
12- Grooming tools
Scissors, brush, claw clipper. You never know when you'll need to clip off some knots, or chipped claws! A brush is always good to keep that hair knot-free!
Name tag with a number where you can be reached, rabies tag, ESA tag.
14- Car safety
Safety in the car applies when you're away too! We like to bring seat belts and a car protective tarp for the rental.
Always good to have some towels for your pup. This can be used for baths, for drying after playtime at the beach, or as blankets!
Health certificates, vaccination certificates, medical notes.
Anything else you think your pup may need! We like to bring pyjamas, an extra harness, and this time we had to bring hygienic panties for Milton as she was going go get her heat while away.
Hope this helps you pack for your next trip! These are our guidelines, and hope they can make your life a little easier :)
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