Top Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Whether you are planning the road trip of a lifetime with your pet or want to take your pooch traveling long-distance by airplane, there are several need-to- know things that you should be aware of before you head off. Whilst traveling with your dog in tow isn’t always a plausible idea, if you’re lucky enough to be taking your four-legged best friend along with you on your trip then there are
certain things that you should keep in mind to ensure your dog’s safety and well-being during the traveling period. Here are a few of our best tips for traveling with your dog.

Tip #1: Make Sure Your Dog Has the Right Temperament

Although every dog owner would love to take their pooch traveling with them, the sad reality is that not every dog is mentally cut out for traveling long-distance or flying. Dogs with high stress or anxiety levels especially may not be the best to take with you on an airplane; it’s simply not worth the stress for them and probably better for everybody involved to leave them at home with a
trusted friend or relative who can care for them in your absence. If you have a dog who gets stressed easily and are adamant about taking them traveling with you, then you could consider trying Canna-Pet supplements to help calm them and ease their anxiety. Always speak to your vet before giving your dog a new supplement.

Tip #2: Ensure They Are Comfortable

Whether you’re taking your dog flying across the world or they’re accompanying you on a long road trip, one of the most important things should be ensuring that they are comfortable whilst you’re on the road or in the air. If you’re flying, then it’s imperative that you find a pet carrier that they will be comfortable in; this is especially true if your dog will need to go in the hold – if the carrier won’t fit under your seat, then it’s likely that this will be the case. Depending on the airline, it may be airline policy for all animals to go in the hold. If you can’t take your dog in the cabin with you, then make sure that they also have plenty of blankets to keep them warm and cozy.

Tip #3: Take a Walk Before You Leave

On the day of your trip, it’s a good idea to take a long walk with your dog before leaving, to allow them to burn off any energy and get them tired enough for a nap along the way. If you’re flying, then it’s also a good idea to hold off from feeding your dog in the morning and take away their water bowl a couple of hours before you depart – this may seem cruel, but dogs are usually fine without water for a couple of hours and it will help to avoid any accidents mid-flight. If your dog is nervous about flying, then he will likely not feel like eating or drinking anyway.

Did these tips help? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.