Expert tips for traveling with dogs


It’s officially summer time! And you know what that means: going to the beach, going on your annual summer vacation with the family, etc. But that also means for pet owners that they either have to leave their dogs behind or that they have to figure out how to travel With You!

Dr. Sharon Campbell and Zoetis Petcare recently conducted some studies and surveys regarding pet owners and dog owners traveling over the summer. From the fact you don’t want to leave her to the best tips to keep her cool and calm in the summer, these studies and surveys have surely covered all of that information.

Are you going to travel with your dogs this summer? If the answer is yes, here are some tips from an expert!

The first thing we need to do on our list of tips we provide is to share some of the discoveries from the survey itself. It seems that more than half of pet owners are concerned about how their pets will react when they go or even go on vacation With You. Here’s what a recent poll brought to light:

  • During the pandemic, over 80 percent of pet owners have reported positive changes in their pets behavior as more time is spent together
  • Four out of five dog owners have noticed at least one symptom of anxiety in their dogs, such as whining or overshadowing, etc. less than 25 percent actually gone and had their pets diagnosed
  • Rough 90 percent of pet owners have struggled to create a more comfortable home, be it with plush bed boxes or to give their pets access to an outside door for fresh air
  • 58 percent of rescue Cat owners reported having noticed signs of trauma; special, 25 percent of it Findings have something to do with high separation anxiety (understandable)

Now for the list of tips to think about when it comes to traveling With Your pets, says Dr. Sharon Campbell, Medical Lead & Behavior at Zoetis PetCare:

  • Motion sickness: Vomiting is not that just Sign for it; some pets show less obvious signs of distress; B. Salivation (nausea) – As always, speak to your pet’s vet about medications that may help with car sickness for upcoming vacations
  • Safety in the car: Think of boxes or harnesses when you travel long distances with your pets. If they are sometimes loose or have access to the foot of your car, it can do a lot of damage in the event of an accident or any kind of sudden stop (s)
  • Keywords, Keywords, Keywords: always Make sure your pets are wearing these 24/7; Also, make sure that your pets are microchipped in case they get separated from you and that they can be easily found
  • Have your vaccination cards ready: According to Dr. For Campbell, these are essentially “their daycare passports”; Some hotels may also ask for this information for the sake of safety everyone, so make sure you have copies or at least photos of them on hand on your devices
  • Know where to go in an emergency: Just in case, you should know where veterinary clinics and clinics are; find something close to your accommodation, because in an emergency time is of the essence (as we are sure) all knows)
  • Take breaks and know your needs: Only you know when your dog likes to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, etc. So be sure to write down his habits and stick to his schedule, even when he is not at home (creatures of habit, similar to humans).
  • Medicines, Medicines, Medicines: Should your dog take medication on a daily basis, firstly, don’t forget about them and, secondly, try to keep him home on a regular schedule as much as possible (if he gets off the routine he can mess him up so badly if he were human too)
  • Most importantly: take your time for FUN!: Use your resources to find dog-friendly playgrounds, parks, trails, etc. because dogs love to have fun and are sure to be on vacation too, right ?! Also, ensure that your dog has enough exercise and fresh air. “They will thank you!”

Trust me when I tell you this: take correct Taking care of your dogs traveling with you will only be good for their mental health, as well as yours, even if you just know that they are safe, loved, okay, and most importantly, having some fun with you !

What tips and tricks work for Your Dogs and pets? Did we miss something? Let’s chat below so you can let us know! As always, travel safely and above all WOOF WOOF!


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