How to Go On Vacation When You Have a Pet Dog
Owning and loving a pet is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your life. The love you give to your pet, especially a dog, is a very satisfying experience. Dogs are loyal and most of the time they will love you back unconditionally. That is why most emotional support animals are dogs.
But sometimes you are in a dilemma when you want to go on a vacation if you will take your dog or not. There are pros and cons to this, so you have to be careful of your choices.
Here are some tips on what to consider if you will take your dog or not:
If you will take your dog on a vacation, you should consider the following:
Your dog should be vaccinated. Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Some vacation sites require these vaccines so be sure to check with your travel agents.
Your dog is healthy enough to go on the trip. This will ensure that you and your dog will enjoy your activities during your vacation.
Ensure that you have enough supplies for the needs of your dog. Dog diapers, food and water are some of the examples here.
Your dog has no fleas. A scratching dog during a trip is not a good sight for other travelers. You may want to bathe your dog one day before the vacation. A smelly dog is not something you want to travel with. You can bathe your dog every two to three months unless they seem to be dirty
If you are not willing to take your dog, here are some tips you may want to consider:
Dogs get bored easily. They will damage your furniture if they have nothing to do. With this in mind, you may
want to hire a professional pet sitter. This will ensure that your dog has company to go on walks, feed him/her, or even play with.
If you don’t want to hire a pet sitter, you can leave your dog to a friendly neighbor (dog lover) who can take care of your dog while you’re on vacation. If you don’t have a dog loving neighbor, then you can leave your dog to your relatives to look out for your dog.
As much as possible, avoid leaving your dog alone in the house for more than 1 day. They can get very anxious and will bark uncontrollably. This will disturb your neighbors.
Once a dog inhibits a sudden change in its life such as losing its owner, they may tend to have symptoms of depression causing them to change their eating habits and eat significantly less as well as sleeping for longer periods of time. This can shorten the life of the dog and presumably end up killing it if not properly cared for.
I hope these tips can help you make the best decision for you and your dog if you plan to go on a vacation. A loving dog is its own reward, so by loving your dog, you are loving yourself.
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fur-bulous pets and have a wonderful vacation.