Things You Are Supposed to Take Along When Traveling with Your Dog
Before you take your dog to a long traveling journey, you first have to make sure that the place you are going to stay at allows dogs, if there are special rules you must follow or if there are any special taxes to be paid. A good idea would be to see the vet ten days before you leave, for a routine check up, and to get the health certificates for your dog. If you are planning an international trip, you must contact the consulate/embassy of that state to find out the traveling and entering the state conditions required for your dog, because each state has different laws about it. For example, some countries will only allow your dog to enter the space if the dog has a health certificate and the proof that the rabies vaccination is completed. Other states will impose a quarantine period for your dog before letting it enter the territory, and that will modify the initial plans that you made for your trip.
Your dog will also need food for the road, toys, blankets, leash, medicines, and about all things needed to make the dog feel comfortable during the journey. You should also get some water supply with you so you can avoid diarrhea problems. You must also keep in count about brushing your dog during the journey so do not forget to put the necessary tools in your luggage as well. Your dog’s favorite bed and toys will make his journey pleasant so if possible, take those too.
Make sure your pet wears a name tag, with the owners name and phone number on it, in case it gets lost. It is also a good idea, in case the situation happens, that you have a recent photo of your dog, because you can never predict the type of situations that can appear.
If you have just purchased a dog, you probably did not give any thought to purchasing a first aid kit as well. However, if you already own a dog, maybe we can help you complete the kit you already have. Here are some of the most used medicines and accessories that must be present inside the emergency kit. Most of them are useful for cats too.
You must pay attention to the warranty terms of the medicines; you must check the kit and replace this and that if the situation asks for it.
Aside the kit, you must also have the health bulletin of the dog, vet’s phone number, emergency number and the clinic phone no.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Blanket and/or towel
- Liquid Paraffin
- Eardrops (from the vet)
- Baking soda
- Eye drops (from the vet)
- Special claw pliers
- Disinfectant solution
- Medical scissors
- Antiseptic talc
- Medical bleeding stop device
- Cotton buds
In time, any dog owner will adjust the first aid kit depending on the dog’s particular needs, and the situation (vacation, treatment periods, etc.) and do not forget that your dog needs the same attention as a kid.