When you travel with a human being, we believe that they are quite capable of taking proper care for themselves while having a good time around in the beautiful parts of the country. But this case seems quite the opposite if you are taking your pet on a vacation. They require proper research and planning before taking such a huge step. Here are some tips for the same.

  1. Better safe than sorry.

Your dog can’t tell you if they are not feeling well. So, it is entirely your responsibility to make them feel comfortable. If you’re travelling with your dog in the car, make sure they are properly held safe in the crate or with a seatbelt. Do not let the stick their head out the window in any case. And never, even in your dreams leave them alone in the car. You do not want to hurt them with a heatstroke, even on a mild day. And if you can’t stop for breaks in between, make sure you make them wear them dog pads. There are a variety of pads for pooches available in the market.

  1. If you’re flying with your dog, read this.

There can be a few cases when your dog feels stressful while flying. You can make the environment less stressful in many ways. Put them in a built-travel crate and also invest in travel bowls. Also visit your vet within 10 days of your flight to attain a health certificate for your pooch. And make sure you go through the airline’s policy on flying with your dog which includes the restrictions on weight and breed, prohibitions against sedation, quarantine requirements, and what items can be put inside the crate.

  1. Do not expect your dogs to be welcome at every site.

After you choose a perfect dog-friendly haunt, if you are planning to visit other places too, keep in mind that pets are not allowed everywhere. Not every park permit dogs, so research well before you proceed. If you’re going to the beach, go through the leash laws. In some places, dogs are prohibited on the beach during the peak season, whereas in some places, they’re allowed any time of year. Planning a dog-friendly vacation isn’t always an easy job, but careful planning ahead of time will take you a long way.