Everyone looks forward to their annual vacation, but many dog owners hate the thought of leaving their pets behind, as they head off into the sunset. While pet owners have a choice of a number of options to care for their pet in their absence, from live-in house sitters or pet-sitters that will drop in daily to feed and care for their pooch, to kennels, doggie hotels and the like, it can still be a heart wrenching experience leaving a beloved family member behind. So why not consider traveling with your dog?
It is becoming more common for dog owners to take their pets along for the ride. There are travel agents that cater exclusively for pet travel, and many holiday resorts and establishments are becoming pet friendly to cater for guests that are traveling with pets, taking advantage of this market.
So you’ve taken care of Fido’s travel arrangements, booked him into the hotel where you will be staying, packed his favorite food, treats and toys, so that he can join you while you hike up the mountain, or frolic on the beach while holidaying away from home. But there are a few things that you need to consider to keep you pet safe while traveling in unfamiliar territory.
Below are some tips to ensure that your pet remains safe on his travels.
Dogs are much loved, loyal family members, and they deserve to be included in the family’s annual holiday. Traveling with your dog can be an enjoyable experience for both you and your pet. Take your pet along by all means, but be sure to take measures that will ensure their safety and well-being when they are away from home, to prevent your dream holiday from becoming a nightmare.
Surfing Dog By Frank Kovalchek [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Cruising Dog By Rhys Moult [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr
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