Tips for Holiday Travel with Your Pet

1. Allow Extra Time When Traveling With a Pet

If possible, allow more time for your trip because your dog will need to stop frequently to go potty and stretch their legs. As long as you pack a litter box for the car, cats don't require these breaks as frequently as dogs do.

2. Pack for Your Pet

Waste bags should be kept on hand for your dog's outdoor breaks. Pack extra of your pet's food and keep additional water and water dishes on hand. 

3. Try to Keep a Regular Routine

Whether during a long road trip or at a relative’s home, your dog will appreciate eating their meals and taking their usual walk at the same time.

4. Don’t Forget Their Papers

If you’re crossing state lines or traveling internationally, your pet may need a signed health certificate from your veterinarian.

5. Make sure you’re up to date on pests and other risks at your destination

While picking hotels and exploring sites to visit is fun, it’s important to pay attention to reports of pests and other potential dangers at your destination.

6. Update Your Pet’s ID Tags and Microchip

The last thing you want is for your pet to get lost while on holiday. Having a collar with up-to-date contact information and making sure their microchip is registered and updated will increase your chances of a fast reunion.