Travel

It can be fun to travel with our pets.  Our travel checklist is a great way to check that you have remembered appropriate supplies and paperwork.  If travelling to a different country, be sure to check their rules and pet specific requirements that may be required at the boarder. Travel to rabies-free countries can take months of planning and many veterinary visits at specific times. Even if you are just travelling within Canada or the US,  let us know of your travel plans so we can make appropriate recommendations for any heartworm/parasite prevention, travel anxiety or travel sickness for your dog.


TRAVEL CHECKLIST

  • Crate for sleeping in and/or travelling in
  • Seatbelt – if not travelling in a crate
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog food – be sure you have enough for the whole trip and then some. Changing foods on the road may result in diarrhea. Also, your usual brand may not be available in all areas.
  • Paper towel/Dog towels
  • Box or roll of plastic bags – make sure you clean up after your dog
  • Flashlight
  • Grooming supplies – including scissors and blunt end tweezers
  • Neutral-scent room deodorizer
  • Toys and treats – good for keeping your dog entertained
  • Medications if necessary
  • First aid kit
  • Water jug filled with water from home
  • Two or more crate mats/blankets
  • Long leash with heavy duty clip

On your dog:

  • Buckle type collar
  • ID tags with home address and cell phone number (it is also helpful to have the destination address and phone number on the dog as well)
  • Rabies tag

In your wallet:

  • Rabies and vaccination certificates
  • Health record book
  • List of tattoo/microchip numbers, license and Rabies tag numbers
  • Recent photos of your dog

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