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How to Travel with Your Dog without Going Completely Insane

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO Braveling WITH YOUR DOG BASIC TRIP CHECKLIST V Up-to-date documents from your vet O A list of veterinarians around your vacation spot Tags with current contact info Any medication your dog needs (bring extra!) Your pup's favorite toy Your pup's favorite blanket Brush Doggy bags Food and water bowls O Paper towels O Dog shampoo and towel Food and treats Crate Leash TRAVELING BY plane CHECKLIST DOG Have current medical records Call airline to check policies and see if they have space for a pet Ask about airline-specific fees and policies Reconfirm 48 hours before your flight Feed your dog 4 hours before the flight Take your pup out before entering the airport Arrive 2 hours before takeoff (required) woof + Airlines can deny dogs if they're sick, stressed, or aggressive + Minors can't accompany pets alone + Crates should be appropriately sized USDA rileo + No wire crates allowed + Crates must be lined with litter, a blanket or a towel + Crates must be ventilated + Crates must have handles + Owner has to sign a waiver saying they fed their dog no less than 4 hours ago + No leashes or muzzles in crates + "Live Animal" should be written on the carrier + Dogs must be older than 8 weeks and fully weaned from their mothers + A veterinarian needs to issue a health certificate and a rabies jab in advance when crossing a border TRAVELING BY car CHECKLIST PREP THE CAR Prep the dog's area with a crate Make sure there's enough space for the crate and that it lies flat Line the area with plastic to protect against messes Put deep food and water dishes in the crate Stock a familiar-smelling blanket in there RULES Stop often and walk your dog whenever you stop Feed your dog at the times she's used to Never let your dog off her leash Never transport your dog in the back of a truck Ask your vet about anti-nausea medication Never leave your dog alone in the car, especially in hot weather Use air conditioning O If your dog gets car sick, ask your vet about solutions DOG-FRIENDLY hotelo woof Use sites like to find dog-friendly hotels Most hotels limit the number and type of pets that you can bring with you Most have a leash policy but will have leash free areas and play zones In almost all places, pets are not allowed on the furniture or bedding Hotels will ask that your pet is clean, pest-free and non-aggressive http://www.usda gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=PETS&parentnav=TRAVEL RECREATION&navtype=RT HERE PUP!

How to Travel with Your Dog without Going Completely Insane

shared by Soupertramp on Jul 05
Ever wanted to take a trip with your dog but figured it'd be a massive hassle (you were right about that, by the way)? Here's a comprehensive checklist that can help you get it right--whether you're t...




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