Message Us

How to Bring Your Pet With You on Your Next Vacation

Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet DogEveryone looks forward to vacation, but many pet parents worry about leaving their best friends behind. After all, having fun just isn't the same without Fido by your side.

Pets love vacation time just as much as we do; they get to sniff out new territories and meet new friends so they're just as excited to tag along on the adventure. But if the thought of bringing Fido along on your next vacation sounds overwhelming, don't worry; we've got you covered. After today's article, you'll be ready to head out safely with your buddy anywhere.

Before You Go

1. Get Fido Checked

Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet DogIt's always a good idea to take a quick trip to the vet to make sure your pet is healthy enough for travel before you go. You want to ensure that there's nothing going on internally that could come up while you're away. You should also let your vet know your plans in case there are medications that need to be refilled before you leave, or shots that will keep your pet protected in foreign countries.

2. Update Contact Information

Next, double check that Fido has an up-to-date collar tag with your contact details clearly listed. When dogs visit new places, they're known for getting excited and taking off. If Fido does wander off, he should have enough information on him to be safely returned. It's also smart to take an updated photo of your pup just to be safe. This way, if he does sneak away, you can show people exactly what he looks like, in case they've seen him.

3. Search for Pet-Friendly Accommodations

You don't want to be turned away"”or charged more unexpectedly"”when you show up with your pet at a pet-restricted hotel or airline counter. A neat and free resource to help you avoid this is called BringFido.com. This site gives you tips on where to go in the US for pet-friendly accommodations and also provides insight about which airlines allow pets to fly. Be sure to double check that your dog's specific breed is allowed. Just because it says pet-friendly doesn't mean everyone's welcome unfortunately. Some hotels only allow small dogs to stay and many have a one or two-pet limit.

Travel Wisely

When traveling with pets, you must bring essentials like water and food with you at all times. And if you're flying, it's best to avoid feeding your pup too much or giving them too much water before you go since bathroom breaks will be few and far between. For international flights, you'll need to also verify that your pet can fly and is okay to visit the country you're landing in. Here's a great resource outlining quarantine requirements. Speaking of that, both the US and a few international countries require a health certificate that is less than 10 days old, so you'll need to keep that in mind before you go. To be safe, you should visit your vet twice before you leave for vacation: the first time to make sure your pet's healthy, and the second time (within 10 days of departure) to receive a health clearance certificate. Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet DogNow, if a road trip is more your speed, you should also consider bringing comforting items from home such as a soft blanket, treats, and a few toys. For additional tips on how to drive safely with your pet, check out this article. Going on vacation with your best friend will be a real treat for both of you to enjoy. However, you'll need to do some careful planning and tackle a few travel essentials before you leave. Once those are knocked out, you guys will be in great shape for your getaway! Vacation and Travel and Dog Seat Covers: Cargo, Dog Bed Liner, Bed Cover: 30% Off Premium Seat Covers

ann shea (craig davis)Craig Davis

Craig Davis, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at www.vet-organics.com Craig is the founder of Vet Organics, where he and his team share additional pet-related articles on the company's blog. Vet Organics is an eCommerce provider of EcoEars and an array of premium natural products dedicated to the health and wellness of pets.

Comments

Signup/Login to post a reply

 

Reviews From 4Knines Customers VIEW MORE »

The best evaluations of our products come from the people who’ve bought them.

EXCELLENT SEAT COVER

We liked the first cover so much that a few days later we purchased a second one. The cover installs very, very easily, fits and covers the rear seat and the back of the front seats of our Subaru Tribeca perfectly, has flaps that cover the door-side edges of the rear seat, and stays perfectly in place. Spilled or tracked water beads up on the material and can be easily wiped off. At first our dog did tend to slide just a little on the new cover, but he soon learned to stand, sit, and lay just as well as he did before on the uncovered seat. The hammock portion seems like it might provide some little bit of protection in a sudden stop (our guy will chew apart any "doggie seat belt" type of restraint in very short order - so that option is out of the question for us). As to keeping him out of the car front-area - well, our long-legged Standard Poodle has no problem in still looking closely out the front windshield by putting his front feet on the center console - straddling the hammock - with no problem whatsoever. But we did discover that having the hammock in place does allow us to safely keep his water bottle and dish, his leash, and an old towel on the floor under the hammock - where he can no longer get at them (especially the leash and towel) to chew on them. All in all, an excellent seat cover.

READ MORE »
KENNETH MONSEY

My furbabies don't like leather seats!!!! But they love this seat cover!!!

Very hard to find a split bench seat cover at a reasonable price, this one fit the bill. Easy to install, very durable and looks to be easy to clean. Wanted something that would protect the leather seats and was pet friendly (hate it when the material of regular seat covers snags toenails and collars). I don't think I will have to buy another for many years!!!

READ MORE »
Jackie Carter

My Doodle approves!

Received on time, fits great and easy to install. Color is a great match. So far, so good. Durability? Time will tell. It appears to be well constructed.

READ MORE »
Donald Fish

Fits my 2018 VW Tiguan perfectly

Very happy with our purchase. Fits perfectly, was easy to install and keeps the leather seats in our brand new vehicle perfectly clean.

READ MORE »
Chris Campbell

great cover

This is actually a replacement for my original 4 knines cover which was 4 years old. I used it daily (bringing my pup to work with me) and washed it weekly, so the backing finally started to flake apart and come off. This newer version is easier to put over the headrests, great improvement in the strap and closures. Also the best improvement is the side flaps, the old cover didn't have these. These flaps help to catch the dirt from dogs feet when they are jumping up into the car, instead of it going on the side of the seat.

READ MORE »
Diane Breland

Fantastic

This is my 2nd seat cover from 4knines and love them both. The product and service were both fantastic.

READ MORE »
GREG BATEMAN

Repeat customer VERY satisfied.

We have made several purchases from 4Knines and are VERY satisfied with products (cargo liner, back seat cover, bucket front seat cover...). I volunteer at a shelter and take dogs offsite daily. Always a Pleasure doing business with 4Knines. Highly recommend.

READ MORE »
Cristina Jones

Split Rear Dog Seat Cover - Fitted - No Hammock

I had ordered this item from an on-line site and was extremely disappointed when I received the wrong item. I was impressed with the quality of the seat cover and decided to contact 4Knines directly. I placed my order with Maggie and received the Split Rear Dog Seat Cover within three days. The seat cover fits nicely in my new Honda CR-V and as stated by 4Knines, is very easy to install and remove. My 8-month old labradoodle Brodie likes the comfort, and friends agree with him. Great quality item, reasonably priced, and outstanding customer service. Thanks 4Knines.

READ MORE »
Sally LIEDHOLM

4Knines.com

For all general inquiries, please call or email us
Phone: 888.602.2509
Email: support@4Knines.com

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Nothing but the best for your best friend!
© 4Knines. 2017. All rights reserved | Terms | Privacy