Dogs feel very strongly that they should always
go with you in the car ... to
at nothing right in your ear.
New to Traveling With Your Dog?
With some smart planning your happy trails will include happy waggin' tails. Here are three sites I just discovered with lots of FREE advice and tips about traveling with Fluffy or Fido.
Lightweight Water Bowls
When hiking or camping with Fido, use a plastic freezer bag as a convenient water bowl. It packs even flatter than the folding fabric ones designed for outdoor activities.
Open and fold the top over like a cuff and fill from your water bottle. At the end of your adventure, use this bag to pack up your trash, zip closed, and discard.
NOTE: Don’t use the thin sandwich bags because they’ll fall over and spill. The bags with the pleated, box bottoms are ideal.
Sponge Bob Checking In
A child’s rolling carry on suitcase is perfectly sized for all your dog’s trip, trial, and show stuff. Less expensive than dog gear bags, the wheels also make it easier for you to lug around.
You’ll find selections well priced at big discount chains. Personally, I’d love to see a great big Mastiff check into a hotel with her Hello Kitty travel bag, wouldn’t you?
Free Food, Will Travel
Get in the habit of asking your pet food retailer for sample bags of your preferred dry food. Instead of your measuring and packaging individual meal size portions, enjoy the convenience of the samples when you go on vacation.
NOTE: Use samples up before their expiration dates.
Gerber’s To The Rescue
Intestinal upset sometimes happens while traveling. (Okay, yes, I’m talking about when your dog comes down with a case of the trots 400 miles from home). When diarrhea strikes, you’ll want to baby your pup’s belly.
Since boiling up lean hamburger or chicken and white rice isn’t always practical or possible while traveling, here’s a less expensive, no hassle way instead.
Bypass the meat department and head straight to the baby food aisle for some easy to digest chow for your Chow. The choices are endless and even include chicken with rice dinners.
Even better, pack a couple of jars of baby food along with the rest of your dog’s meals, just in case. You know if you have it with you, your dog won’t get sick.