Taking your pet on vacation can be a fun and exciting experience and, because of that, you may be tempted to take them everywhere with you. But, if you’re taking your pet with you, you want to be certain that you have everything available so that they (and you) can have the most comfortable trip that you can possibly have.
In this article, we are going to give you a comprehensive checklist that you can take a look at in order to make sure that your pet is comfortable and ready to go on whatever trip(s) that you may be looking to take them on. We hope that it helps you to sort out just what you need in order to have the best trip that you can.
What’s On The List?
⦁ Fun Items. Whether your dog likes their ⦁ TufToys or your cat has a favorite little ball that they play with, you want to make sure that you have a wide array of fun items that you can take so that they can chew and play on the go.
⦁ Sleeping Area. Where is your pet going to sleep while they are on the trip with you? Whether you’re taking their bed or a crate, you want to make sure that their sleeping area is comfy and ready to go for them.
⦁ Portable Food and Water Dishes. These are a big deal. They’re lightweight and you can make sure that you can clean them out every time that you go from place to place. It, generally, makes the whole thing easier.
⦁ Food and Water. Bring your own water and food so that you know what your pets are getting while you’re on the go. It can help you to regulate their meals on the trip as well.
⦁ Wipes. Need to clean up quickly? Wipes are great for that.
⦁ Disposable Litter Pan/Puppy Pad, Pooper Scooper or Poopy Bags. Make sure that they have somewhere to go if they have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and you can’t make it take them out. Also, have supplies for when they go on your walks.
⦁ Leash, Collar, and/or Harness. Always have a sturdy leash, and a collar or harness that your pet is used to using.
⦁ Brush. Do you want to keep them looking fresh, right?
⦁ Pet First Aid Kit. Accidents happen, and it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a first aid kit just for them in case you need to go ahead and clean up some of those accidents.
Special Needs for Special Pets
Obviously, different pets have different needs, and if you’re taking a pet with special needs with you, make sure that you have all of the information necessary. This can include medications that they may need, any support they need (wagons, etc.), and a list of any emergency vets that are in the area where you may be staying. This can be crucial if something goes wrong while you’re on your trip, and having that sort of information handy can end up giving you peace of mind while you’re traveling as well.