So you have decided to go on a trip cross-country with a dog (your dog preferably, dognappers need not continue reading). We don't blame you, dogs make an exceptional companion, especially during an adventurous trip.
You want to be sure that your pet is healthy enough to travel. Most, if not all, airlines and trains will require documentation of this. Be sure to ask your veterinarian about possible risks such as fleas, ticks, and heartworm. If your pup has anxiety issues, this would be a good time to discuss medicinal options. Plan accordingly. Also, update your dogs' vaccinations if needed.
If you haven't already done so, this is a great time to consider micro-chipping Fido. Just in case you and your buddy get separated during your trip. A pet I.D tag is also recommended as a form of backup.
Bring copies of all important documents (vaccine, medical records, etc.)
There is nothing better than enjoying a road trip with your dog; cruising down a country highway, wind in your hair and your furry, four-legged friend by your side. Traveling with Fido is so much better than missing him the entire trip. Plus, what dog doesn't love a road trip? We get it, but before you rev up those engines, here are a few tips (in addition to those mentioned above) to ensure a safe and happy adventure for all.
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