Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

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While it might sometimes be more practical and easier to leave your dog at home when you set off for travel, at other times, it’s simply unavoidable.

You might be heading off for a new city or heading to a place for an extended period of time, which could make it necessary for your four-legged friend to make a trip with you. Unfortunately, as we all know, this can be stressful both for you as an owner and for the dog itself.

Here are some tips for making traveling with your dog easy and painless.

Take Plenty of Food and Water

If there’s anything that can be an absolute nightmare when traveling with animals, it’s running out of food or water. Not only will this make your pup uncomfortable, it could even put its health in danger. Always pack more than you think you need, as food and water for dogs isn’t always easy to find while traveling.

Don’t Expose Your Dog to Extreme Temperatures

Try your best not to stress your dog and make it uncomfortable by exposing it to extreme temperatures. If at all possible, keep a window down in a car or try to take your pup with you in the cabin of a flight to keep him or her safe.

Keep Your Dog Entertained

Your dog will be much happier and more comfortable if he or she has entertainment. Whether it’s a favorite toy or something to chew on, keeping your dog occupied is half the battle to ensure that the stress of the journey doesn’t overwhelm either of you.