We’ve always taken our dogs on holiday, staying in dog-friendly accommodation with nearby beaches where dogs are allowed. This is the ultimate holiday checklist if you are taking your dog on holiday or to a dog sitter. Some items are obvious, but there may be some handy tips that you may find useful.
A first aid kit which should include simple dressings, antiseptic wipes and any medication the dog takes on a regular basis. Scissors and tweezers.
Contact telephone numbers for your vet and it is a good idea to search online for a vet close to where you are staying and print off directions and a telephone number. Insurance details if applicable. A photo of your dog in case he goes missing. Microchip details and ID disks with your contact numbers printed clearly. Vaccination details.
Disposable and stackable containers to hold food and water are not just hygienic but convenient when travelling. Carry bottled water at all times and refill with fresh tap water whenever possible.
A pack of treats along with your dog’s normal food. It’s best to take the food with you, this way you don’t have to worry and risk an upset tummy if you can’t find your usual brand.
Lead, collar, coat, towel, and most important …poo bags!
A favourite blanket, not just to keep the dog warm, but something familiar to make him feel secure. A drop of rescue remedy in the water can calm an anxious dog.
A torch for night time toilet breaks and late walks.
A hand held fan to keep your dog cool and a sun screen for the windows of your car.
There may be things I haven’t thought of ,so let me know if I’ve missed anything.