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Pet Travel 101

  • September 24, 2012
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Pet Travel 101

By Kelsey Duckett for TAILS

Some pets donít like to go far from home–their idea of a great getaway includes nothing more than a pet carrier and a car ride (or even just staying home on the couch). But if you have a four-legged companion who expects to go everywhere you go, then planning ahead is a must.

Check out these tips 
for safe and happy travels:


  • Any necessary medication
  • Blankets and/or a travel dog bed
  • Poop bags for cleaning up messes
  • Dry food packed in plastic resealable bags or cans of wet food (donít forget the opener!)
  • Treats
  • Two bowls, one for food and one for water
  • Two leashes, in case one gets lost or broken
  • Bottled water
  • Copies of recent vaccination documentation
  • Your vetís contact information
  • An emergency contact form
  • Current photo of your pet

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8:31PM PDT on May 3, 2013

These are all great reminders...thanks!

10:41AM PDT on May 2, 2013


4:48PM PST on Mar 9, 2013


7:30AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

8:55PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

I travel all the time with my pooch. We are always prepared, we keep extra collars, leashes, bowls, water, etc. in the car.
When flying, do not make your pet go as cargo.....if they don't fit under the seat, find another way for them to go. I have heard too many horror stories about airlines losing dogs, them freezing to death, suffocating, etc.

5:09AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012


9:54PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Do not trust airlines.

8:50PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012


7:30PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Thank you.

7:18PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012


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