Contribution from freelance writer Sally Writes
With more dog owners than ever in the US, 77% of people surveyed said their pets will influence their holiday travel plans. For many, that means pooch comes along too, and why not? What could be more fun than living in the countryside for a week or so with your canine best friend for company? The walking routes will be just a step away and it will give you a chance to detach from all the hustle and bustle of modern life and fully relax. However, there’s just a few things to take into consideration to ensure your holiday is problem free and great fun.
Health checklist to prepare your dog
Ensure your dog’s general healthcare is up to date, in particular vaccinations (including for heartworm which is now prevalent in the US) and that your dog has recently been wormed. If your dog takes any regular medication for ongoing conditions e.g. anti allergy tablets, then ensure you have had a recent review with your vet. Mention you are planning to take your dog on holiday and check your medication stocks are sufficient to cover that period of time. Also, ensure any veterinary insurance policies are up to date and pack the policy details, contact phone number and your veterinarian’s contact details. Alongside this paperwork you could also pack any medication supplies at this stage to cover the holiday period. Continue reading