Things to prepare before travelling with Dogs

dog relaxing in a spa

Get fancy with your dog this holiday!

It is important to remember all the things below when planning a trip together with your Dog or Pet. This is a living animal and if the requirements are not met, may result in disappointment, or further complications like animal authorities, a safety of the passenger, safe to travel pass and much more.

Visit the Veterinarian

Before a road trip is a good time to take your pet for a visit to the vet. Beyond ensuring your pet’s health, it’s the only way to get a bona fide health certificate. The second thing you need is a paper of an updated rabies vaccine. It is necessary if you board your pet at your destination.

Sometimes more checkups are conducted by the Vet. It may also test for the heartworm and give other vaccinations, including Bordetella, parvo, and even Lyme disease, depending on the destination you are taking. Pets traveling to Canada, Mexico, or beyond, require more legal documentation and sometimes a quarantine period. In Singapore, the dog is quarantine for 2.3 months with allowed visitation. It is better to check with your veterinarian, and the Immigration Laws of the respective country before buying a ticket.

Does your dog sometimes get nervous over something? Your vet may also choose to prescribe a sedative to keep him calm along the period travel.

Stand by your Dog’s Passport

dog and owner in train station

Prep the passport, dog’s luggage and ask him to stay quiet

Plan ahead. Before you leave home, inspect that your pet dog’s identification tags are firmly attached to his collar which the information on them is appropriate, simply in case you and your pet get separated. And if your dog isn’t already microchipped, this is an ideal time to do it.

Double check the hotel booking

Don’t wait until check-in to let the hotel understand that you have a canine. Validate the animal policy before you reserve your space. Pet policies different from hotel to hotel, and even hotels that enable pets might have size limits or restrict the variety of pets you can have in your room; they might also have a list of unwelcome types. Some hotels include animals in the regular room rate, while others charge separately for them. This might be a daily fee or a flat charge that covers your whole stay.

Choose the right room and floor

Request a room in ground floor. It’s your best option for numerous factors. First, you will no doubt have lots of equipment to carry. So we suggest avoiding stairs because it can be noisy when dogs walk and play. You need a much shorter trip going outside when it’s Poopy time. Also, a pet who drops his toys on the flooring, leaps from bed to bed or likes to battle with his buddy will be less most likely to interrupt the neighbors if you are on the ground flooring. It’s likewise an excellent idea to request a room far from the elevator, especially if your canine barks at noises. And if you feed your pet anything that can spoil, request a room with a refrigerator so you can keep your dog’s food close and fresh.

Use of elevator.

Unless your dog is used to an elevator, that up and down flight can be a reason for tension, meaning your dog may bark and causes noise all over the hotel.

Its very important to be considerate of other people that don’t have any pet. Not all people are pet lovers, and remember the golden rule: Do unto others what you want others to do to you. Happy traveling!




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