If you’re yearning to hit the road for an end-of-summer vacay, but the thought of leaving Fido is just too much to bear, you can totally take your dog with you. Arming yourself with tips for road tripping with your dog will help you get the relaxation you need without worrying about what’s going on at home. A survey from Rover noted that almost 40 percent of pet parents forgo travel because they don’t want to leave Fido behind. However, there are plenty of dog-friendly destinations that will allow both you and your pup to get away together.
What’s more, a little preparation up front can help make road trips stress free for you and your dog, and help ensure that your relaxing road trip doesn’t turn into a nightmare. While you might think of your dog as your child, dogs need different things than kids. You can’t hand Fido the iPad when he starts to get cranky in the car. That being said, dogs can get carsick just like humans, and a car full of Fido puke can certainly put a damper on vacation fun. When road tripping with a dog, #TheMoreYouKnow, the more fun you and your four-legged bestie will have on your big adventure.
2Pack Everything Your Dog Needs
While you’re packing your bag in preparation for the big trip, don’t forget to get Fido’s stuff in order too. A lot of pet parents accidentally hit the road without a leash or food (I’ve totally done this). Luckily, you can buy these items once you reach your destination, but it’s a whole lot easier if you get everything ready before you leave. Bring Fido’s favorite toys, food, treats, leash, any medications, and bed to ensure your dog is healthy and happy wherever your travels take you.