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Four Must-Dos for Vacationing with Your Pet!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 4:30pm
dog in a suitcase

Can’t stand leaving your pet behind on vacation? You don’t have to! More people are choosing to include their animal companions in family vacations than ever before. Just keep in mind that a bit of extra planning—and packing—may be in order.

Time for a check-up. A trip to the vet is a good idea. Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date before you hit the open road.

Location! Location! Location! It's essential to make sure your accommodations,  hotel or apartment, are pet-friendly. Otherwise, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when you arrive at your destination.

Prevention is key. Mistakes happen and pets get lost, so make sure your pet has a microchip and is wearing a collar and ID tag.

Pack for your pup! Be sure to bring along all of the necessary supplies to care for your pet. Double check to make sure you have a crate, toys, plenty of food and a doggy seatbelt!

Check out these ASPCA pet travel essentials!  

Car Harness
Just like a human seatbelt, this dog harness is your pooch’s first line of safety when traveling by car. 

Floppy Moppy Plush
Car rides can be boring! This fun mop-style plush will keep any doggie engaged for hours.

Seat Cover
Protect your car seat from pet odors, dirt and spills with this heavy duty seat protector.