How to prepare your pet for vacation
The great American road trip is an iconic image. If you're preparing for one of your own this year, you've probably spent a lot of time planning out your destination and the places you'd like to see on your trip. As the date draws near, you've packed and planned out everything your family will need.
But what about your pet?
Too many times pet owners load their pets into the car without a thought to their dog's specific needs. Next time you're planning a trip, keep these ideas in mind to help your pet enjoy the trip as much as you.
Does your dog get car sick? If the answer to this question isn't no, your trip will be miserable for you and your pet? If you've never traveled with your dog, bring him on short day trips to see how he manages. Make sure the destinations provide a positive experience for him at the end.
Is there room at the inn? While you've determined your lodgings, do those motels take pets? Petswelcome.com can be helpful here. You'll be able to search for facilities that welcome your entire family.
What will he eat? Your pet's meals should be more than the leftovers of any fast food stop-offs. Instead, pack his food ahead of time. The Wysong Dry Canine Variety Pack™ and Au Jus™ Variety Pack are easy to pack and offers your pet a variety of different meal options to enjoy throughout the trip. And don't forget Dream Treats™ for snacks along the way.
What about Murphy's Law? Accidents do happen, especially if your vacation plans include physical activities such as hiking, biking or swimming. You should plan to pack a first-aid kit for your human travelers and it's not a bad idea to include a care kit for your dog as well.