Summertime is known to be one of the prime times for traveling! Whether you’re going to see your friend from college in the next state or you’re going cross-country to visit family, there is one travel companion you’ll have to prepare to bring adequately: your dog or cat! No matter how long the car ride may be, here are some things to have on hand before leaving your house.
Stock up on Water
One item that a pet owner could never have too little of is a supply of water. Depending on the duration of your trip, clean drinking water might not be accessible for quite some time. Therefore, you’ll want to prepare and bring either a few gallons of filtered water or a case of water bottles. No matter how you choose to carry water, make sure that your little buddy is hydrated at all times!
Bring Their Medication
Does your cat or dog need to take medication daily? If that’s the case, then you’ll want to make sure that you bring it with you. Unlike human medications, it might be tough to find your fur baby’s medication on the way to your destination. Now when it comes to storing the medication, you’ll want to keep it in a dry, temperature-controlled spot such as a handbag or a backpack. If you leave it in the car and the temperature suddenly increases, then it would be a risk to give that medication to your pet.
Carry Care Essentials
Whether it’s a leash, pet bed, or a carrying crate, anything that you think your pet will need on the way (and at your destination) is important to take with you. You don’t want to find yourself without any of their essentials or needing to purchase new ones at your destination (which can sometimes be rather pricey).
Of Course, Food and Toys are a Must
This goes without explanation, but it’s essential to bring your pet’s food and toys with you, too. Whether it’s wet or dry food, bring a decent amount with you and keep it in a safe spot. When it comes to toys, it’s best to bring ones that your pet not only love but keep them entertained. However, try to avoid taking big, bulky toys or very easy-to-miss toys with you, since those can either take up too much room or get left behind, easily.
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