Top 10 Dog Travel Tips

Here’s a list from one of our 11 visitors, Lota LaMontagne, courtesy of Hotel Monaco Portland and the Oregon Humane Society. Thanks Lota!

  1. Pet ID Collars: These should have final destination info. For Canada/Mexico, bring official proof of rabies vaccination, not just a tag.
  2. Reconsider? Be honest about your pet’s ability to travel; be open to a kennel if health is a concern.
  3. Trim Nails: This avoids damage to new surroundings, and also to restrain more easily if necessary.
  4. No Fleas, Please: Bathe before trip to avoid infesting new spaces.
  5. On A Leash: Obey all leash laws and always clean up after your pet.
  6. Smell of Home: Keep your pet’s stress at bay with familiar scented items from home.
  7. Test Drive: Unfamiliar with car travel? Plan a quick trip to acclimate pet. Remember, cats should be in a crate to for driver and animal safety.
  8. First Aid: Pack a pet first-aid kit, including phone numbers of your veterinarian and a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital.
  9. Food & Water: Always have fresh water on hand, maintain balanced diet for your pet.
  10. Relax… Plan extra time for impulse side trips. Vacation is supposed to be fun for you and your pet!

If you found this list helpful, you might find these car travel tips useful, as well.

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