Tips to travel abroad with your dogLast updated on Jul 19, 2019, 07:52 pm
You finally have the time and money to execute that much-awaited International outing but don't want to say goodbye to your pooch? We feel you.
However, don't worry, you can tag your little mate along.
Depending on the country you are planning to visit, there might be some rules and regulations to look out for, but ultimately you'll be fine.
Follow these simple tips.
Check the custom laws
It is important to educate yourself about the specific rules and laws of the country that you will be heading to.
While some countries don't allow foreign doggies entering their boundaries, others require some form of formalities to facilitate the same.
Although in general, most western countries shouldn't have any problem with dogs, but you might have to furnish a couple of medical proofs.
Find pet-friendly accommodations
Of course, you need to be wary before making any of your bookings to make sure there aren't any last-minute issues concerning your fido.
Some airlines do not take doggies on board. So be mindful before buying your air tickets.
Furthermore, before deciding where to stay, make sure the hotel has all the amenities and facilities necessary for your non-human friend.
Take a trip to the vet before flying
If you have been missing your dog's vaccination lately, this would be a good time to take a trip to the vet.
It will help ensure that there are no medical issues and your doggy is fit enough to travel abroad.
Also, since some countries demand medical certificates, you should consider taking a note from the doctor about your mate's health and vaccination status.
Packing tips for traveling with your dog
Carry a pet crate, along with complete identification.
Take all prescribed medication of your dog for the trip.
Also, make sure to carry a food container and trash bags.
Get a pet harness for traveling in cars.
Pack a compiled first-aid kit that will work for yourself as well as your dog.
Carry their favorite treats and toys, so they don't get bored.