Going On Vacation With a Dog: How to Get Organized?

Vacations with family or friends are an excellent opportunity to renew ties and/or strengthen solidarity between members. For those who prefer to go on vacation alone, it is a perfect way to meet new people.

Vacations with family or friends are an excellent opportunity to renew ties and/or strengthen solidarity between members. For those who prefer to go on vacation alone, it is a perfect way to meet new people.

Going on vacation also allows you to escape the routine and stress of everyday life. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about caring for your four-legged friend. We’ve put together some tips to help you get organized and take your dog with you.

Find Accommodations That Accept Dogs

Once you’ve decided on your vacation destination, making a reservation in advance is best to avoid any problems. Thus, we advise you to find out about the different services and facilities offered by hotels or other types of accommodation available at the destination.

Quick tip:

For those who want to visit Paris, Terminus Montparnasse is a 3-star hotel with comfortable rooms and excellent services. Dogs are also welcome.

Anticipate the Needs and Ensure the Well-Being of Your Dog

To go on vacation with your dog, it is best to anticipate its needs. To do this, take along a dog water bottle, a water bowl and portable kibble in case he gets thirsty and/or hungry before you arrive at your destination. Don’t forget his towel to wipe him down after a trip to the water, his blanket and comforter to reassure and calm him during this temporary change.

Prepare a sufficient supply of his favorite kibble and a first aid kit containing disinfectant, tick tweezers, etc.

Don’t forget to treat him for parasites, update his vaccinations before the trip and take his vaccination card and health record with you.

Taking Out Insurance for Your Dog

Buying insurance for your dog before you go on vacation allows you to be reimbursed for any unplanned expenses. In other words, if your dog gets sick or has an accident while on vacation, your dog’s insurance company can reimburse you up to 80% of the veterinary consultation fees. And this, even abroad.

There are many pet insurance companies that offer a yearly or lifetime insurance contract. Most of them also offer coverage abroad. However, the countries and time periods of coverage abroad differ from one company to another.

For example, the insurance benefits offered by AnimÔmut are valid worldwide for 6 months while those offered by SantéVet are valid in France and abroad for 3 months. As for Animaux Santé, all its insurance packages are valid not only in France, but also in all countries of the European Union.

Prepare a Comfortable and Secure Trip

Making your dog comfortable during a long trip is very important. However, this does not prevent you from ensuring his safety. To do this, it is strongly recommended to place your dog in a transport cage that is designed for his comfort. In other words, a cushion or sheet, a blanket, a bowl and a water bowl are provided.

In addition, you can place your dog in the back seat of your car with a safety harness used for this purpose.

Finally, there are also bags specially designed to ensure the comfort and safety of your dog during a trip.

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