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5 Must-Pack Items for Your Pooch

Going on vacation?  If Spot’s coming too, tuck these in his suitcase.

5 Must-Pack Items for Your Pooch

Are you going on vacation with your pooch in the next few weeks? Make sure to pack these important items.

1. Harness
With lives on the line, consider a safety harness for car travel. The back seat is the safest place for Fido to avoid air bag deployment in the event of an accident. Acclimate Fido to the harness by allowing him to wear the harness around the house for a few minutes at a time. Graduate to short car trips in the area. Work into longer trips and never scold Fido in the process. He’s getting used to it, just as you are.

 2. Vaccination Records
Keep a copy of all vaccination records in your doggy’s duffel bag. Should an emergency arise once you are on the road, you will have the important information you need. You will also need these records when boarding Fido for the day or overnight if you take in an excursion where your furry companion is not allowed.

3. Tags
Fido won’t want to get lost, so be sure that he has a current tag with an emergency phone number firmly attached to his collar or harness. Most people travel with a cell phone, making this the perfect number for your dog’s tag.

4. First Aid Kit
There are a number of doggy first aid kits on the market, and if you have the time, you can even put together your own. Check out the FIDO Friendly vlog for a walk-through to get you through. Some essentials to include are: tweezers to remove ticks, styptic powder to stop toenail bleeding, eye wash to flush wounds, gauze bandage, adhesive tape, scissors and antiseptic moist wipes.

5. Fun Stuff
Don’t forget the toys! If Fido gets frightened away from home, help ease his discomfort by bringing as many toys from home as you can. Familiar smells and chew toys will calm even the most anxious pet. If Rocky is a Rachmaninoff aficionado, by all means pack his favorite CD for his and your listening pleasure.

 

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