The Easter weekend is coming up. It’s the perfect time for a road trip! And what is a better way to spend a road trip than with your pet pooch? Before you two head off on your weekend getaway, there are a few things you should prepare for in order to have the best holiday possible! So get out your notepad: you’re going to want to take this down!
- Check With Your Vet:
Your trip will be a bummer if your pup becomes sick. They’re only going to have a good time if they’re healthy and happy! If it’s been a while since your last check-up, pay your vet a visit. Make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations, medications and dietary plans. Also, check with them about where you’re going in case your dog needs some special treatment.
- What to Do:
If your holiday destination isn’t pet friendly, your pooch won’t have a lot of fun. Look up some activities for you two to enjoy together. Wherever you go, there are bound to be loads of things to do that your dog will love. From long walks to grabbing a bite at a pet-friendly café, it will be impossible for your dog to be bored!
- Where to Stay:
Not a lot of accommodation is friendly towards dogs. That’s why it is vital to find somewhere suitable for you and your pup to stay. There are websites you can visit that have lists of dog-friendly accommodation options. No matter where you go or what your spending limit is, you and your dog will definitely need to sleep well so you’re well rested for a fun holiday!
- Planning Your Route:
A great part about road trips is getting to see the sights. When planning your route to your destination, schedule some short breaks for you and your dog. Stretch your legs, go to the toilet, grab a bite to eat and take some time to have a look around. Once you get back in the car, you’ll both be refreshed and ready to go!
- Stock Up:
When organising luggage, pack a bag just for your pooch so nothing gets mixed up. Make a list of all the things your dog will need such as food, water, bowls, a leash or two, toys, protective wear, grooming tools, poop bags, treats, bedding and medication if they need. Also, grab some items for the car ride that will be easy to grab for breaks and rest stops.
- Before You Hop in the Car:
On the day of the road trip, you’ll want to make sure your pup will be safe in the car. This will include making sure they’re safely secured and unlikely to distract you while you’re driving. If your car has a large boot and your dog is big enough, pop them back there. Otherwise, a crate should do to make sure they won’t roam around or fall over. If you can’t get a crate, try taking your dog for a walk before you leave so they are tired and relaxed during the ride.
Your road trip with your pet will be smooth and trouble free now that you’re well prepared. Don’t forget to have buckets of fun!
What are some tips you have for a road trip with your dog? Comment below and let us know!