Traveling with your dog around the state of Arizona is a great experience, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are unprepared and lack the appropriate resources to deal with an uncertain situation.
So, before you embark on your journey with your puppy, don’t forget to keep these five important tips in mind.
1. Confirm that your dog is permitted to accompany you.
Check to see if dogs are permitted on the roads and where you plan to stay. Inquire whether the area contains any wild animals, cattle, or protected wildlife.
2. Make an appointment with a veterinarian prior to your travel.
It’s a good idea to take your pet to the doctor to get his or her health checked and vaccines updated. Also, look at local veterinary facilities where your pet can be treated in the event of an emergency.
3. Prioritize safety.
In these situations, identification tags and chips are your best friends. And more so if you want to spend a few days away from the environment the animal is familiar with and where it can be found more easily.
If you’re traveling by car, keep in mind that dogs are not permitted to ride in the front seat or in the arms of other passengers. Special dog belts, which can be purchased in pet stores and adjust to the other belt, are available for this purpose.
4. No food on movement.
You should not feed your dog if you are traveling by car. Traveling can cause dizziness or vomiting in some dogs.
It’s possible to prevent this by not feeding it 3 hours before the journey. Allow your dog to run and relieve itself on a regular basis. And, of course, don’t leave it in the car by itself!
5. Put your dog’s belongings in his or her suitcase.
Even if it isn’t much, there are a few things that you must bring with you for your dog.
- Your name, phone number, and address printed on a name tag.
- For the ride, bring your dog’s favorite toy or blanket.
- Treats and food
- Doggie bags for droppings.
Bowls for drinking and eating
There are portable travel bowls for dogs that make feeding and drinking water for your dog simple, quick, and space-saving without having to take the bowls from home.
They are great for biking, hiking, trekking, and any other trip you take with your dog; you can take care of him in a few minutes and then continue on your journey.
Now you’re ready to take your dog on a journey!
You’re ready to include your dog in this unforgettable experience with these easy tips and necessary precautions.
Have a wonderful journey!