Before you start making plans to travel, consider your dog's personality. There are dogs that can really be too difficult to travel. Are your best friends ever bark? It may not bother you, but anyone who lives in the room next effort. If you have a dog who gets into trouble too easily, the damage to a hotel room probably end up on your credit card! If your buddy has a nervous bladder, he will wake at night to tell you that it is time for a potty break? These are all considerations before you plan your trip. Take a step back and give a fair assessment to travel with your dog. There are pets that would be better to stay home, but you're the best judge of that.
Once you've provided that PET could enjoy a relaxing evening in a dog friendly hotel booked, it's time to plan. Before you find hotels that allow dogs, you should consider what to pack. The amount of dog items that you take may depend on not only how long you will be gone, but where you are going and how to get there. Just like people, if you fly, you will want your pet needs a minimum. If you drive, you may want a few extra toys or treats to take along.
Start by looking at the length of your trip. Let's say you leave on a Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening and you'll travel by car. If possible, try to bring enough dog food and treats at least 2 to 3 days more than likely your dog will eat. It might sound like much, but if your dog eats two cups of food per day, takes four cups more than you need. This is a safety net in case something spills, wet, drops, etc. A few extra treats to reward good travel manners are also a nice touch. Make sure you have a portable water bowl and water while you travel, drink a lot along the way, and when the water is not available. Providing bottled water during the flight, the risk of an upset stomach!
Travel can be stressful, so do not forget your friend's favorite toy with you. If your dog likes to chew, chew toys or rawhide remember to furniture and interiors of cars to avoid! A pet brush and a travel package of PET bath towels, in case of a messy situation arises. If possible, bring your dog bed, and if you can not, consider where your pet will sleep. When your pet takes daily vitamins and medicines, bring twice as much as you expect to use, so you have a safety net. When it's time for the current flea treatment to apply or to receive the monthly heart worm pill, so be sure to bring together as well.
When you stay at the hotel, do a search on the internet at all retailers in the area of PET products, including the brand of food your pet eats conduct finding. When you fly to destination, you can provide a small amount of food and buy a bag at your destination before your trip. Bring your vet's phone number, phone numbers and try to find a veterinarian or an emergency pet hospital and two, again in the area where you live. Finally, make sure your dog's vaccinations up to date and to bring any paperwork and things like rabies tag or dog license to problems or to avoid controversy.
Fortunately, we now use search engines to find websites specific information and special rates on hotel stays and vacations to offer. Visit our website for a free search engine for finding dog-friendly hotels across the country. It is located on the left side of the site at pet hotels link.