After some thought you have finally made the decision to take your furry member of the family with on your family holiday! There is plenty of excitement in your home, especially because the fur baby is coming along! The kids are over the moon and there is a bit of last minute chaos! In order to help you maintain some sanity we have put together some tips on exactly what you might need to know and remember for your furry friend. We hope this travel pet checklist will help you in the final preparations for your family break ☺
Your pet’s travel bag should always contain the following:
- Fresh water – make sure your pet gets enough water on the journey
- A compactible water/food bowl
- Healthy food – we recommend Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Freeze dried Dog Food
- Pet Treats – a given! What is a holiday without treats?!
- Biodegradable flushy poop bags
- A leash
- Grooming supplies
- A favourite toy or blanky – this will help your furry friend feel safe in unfamiliar surroundings
- Khakibos Spray or Khakibos Powder – you don’t know what could be lurking out there, especially if you are going to forest/beach type terrain. It is highly recommended that before walks or outings you spray your pet
- Colloidal Silver Gel – can be used on any wounds or cuts. Rather be safe than sorry!
- Canigest – In case of a tummy upset. These things happen at the most unexpected of times
- Never feed your pet while the car is moving. Make sure that your pet has been fed at least 3 hours before you embark on your journey and they have hopefully done a number 1 and 2!
- Your fur member should only sit at the back of a moving vehicle. Sudden stops could cause them injury especially from deploying airbags. Heads should always remain INSIDE the car as well!
- Make sure you make regular stops. Every 40 minutes should suffice. You know your pet so use a bit of intuition here.
- Most importantly remember your pet is unfamiliar with this new place. Be sure to make your pet feel as comfortable and at home with its new surroundings. Regular walks around the area will make your pet feel more at ease.
- Try and get your pet to wear a clearly tagged collar (your name, their name and 2 contact numbers). You really don’t want to have to deal with a lost pet, especially on your family break.
We hope we have helped to make your pet travel preparations more easy and safe. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to help!