The Complete Guide to Traveling with Your Dog

Taking your dog along can make your family vacation more fun if you plan carefully. Check out some trip tips to make traveling enjoyable with your dog.

The Complete Guide to Traveling with Your Dog

Health and safety

Take your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup before going to trip. Make sure all your pets vaccinations are up to date, carry short record with you because health certification is required while air traveling.

Never forgot to carry regular food for your pet. Try to carry both dry and wet food which is carefully formulated to ensure not only nutrition but also the taste for everyday excellence.

Carry all required vaccinations with you so that in case of any mishappening you don’t have to rush here and there.

Most important is to note down the emergency phone number of a veterinary hospital along with the phone number of your regular veterinarians so that in case of any urgency both can discuss the problem.

Carry Crates

The crate is the best way to keep your dogs safe in the car and during air travel.

Crates help to keep your pet away from getting into trouble in the hotel or at your home. Look out on some important features while purchasing crates.

  • Large enough so that dogs can turn, lie down, and stand properly.
  • Have good handle grip, and free of interior protrusions.
  • The bottom should be covered with leak-proof or absorbent material.
  • Crates should be marked with the owners’ name, address, and phone number.


In case your dog gets away from you on your trip, you can easily identify by making sure that your pet is marked with proper identification marks.

Tie leash or collar around the neck of your pet which surely should have dog’s name your name and phone number.

Bring the latest picture of your dog as well as a copy of his health records listing all of his recent vaccinations.

Traveling by car

Make your dogs used to a car traveling so that you can drive safely.

Let your dog travel empty stomach so that there will be minimum chances of carsickness.

Allow proper ventilation to pass through the car. If the dog is in the crate, make sure fresh air can flow into the crate.

Instruct your child not to annoy the dog in the car.

Instructions while air traveling

Your dog should be at least 8 weeks old. All vaccination certificate and health reports must be provided to the airline not more than 10 days before travel.

Each airline has its own rules and regulations. For example, if crate doesn’t meet the requirement airline will not allow you to use it.

Try to follow the above-mentioned guidelines while taking your pet along with you on a holiday. Click photographs and make your time memorable. There are many known dog photographer from whom you can take advice for how to make your pet photo ready.

Jaspreet Kaur

An engineer by profession, blogger by choice and traveler by passion defines me best.

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