Whether your SafetyPUP is travelling with you or staying home alone like Kevin McCallister, we put together some tips as a timely reminder.
Schedule some time with your vet before an extended trip. Make sure vaccinations are up to date and bring the records. Health certifications are required for airline travel. Find the nearest 24-hour veterinary emergency hospital and save it in your cell phone.
Make sure tags and micro-chip data are up to date. Should your PUP become separated this is the best chance your PUP will have of being returned to you.
A crate is an excellent way to keep your dog safe in the car and is required for airline travel. It can also keep your pet from getting into trouble in a hotel or at your host’s home.
Food and water bowls goes without saying, but we will say it. Keep your PUPs food in air-tight containers, collapsible water bowl, poop bags, first aid kit and of course your SafetyPUP XD Reflective Dog Vest & Leash.
More and more places are dog friendly these days. Plan ahead and be aware of the policies regarding your PUP at any accommodations or locations you plan on visiting. Often the staff are not always fully aware of their own rules. Sometimes these policies are updated and may have changed since you last were there.
If you are leaving your PUP at home, the first step is to make sure you have a reliable sitter. You probably have that part covered. If this is your first time then be sure to ask for referrals from people you know. A good place to start is your vet. While your vet may not offer boarding they are sure to have some solid referrals.
Remember to give detailed instructions on feeding, medications and emergency contact numbers. As simple as some of these items may be, even with the best intentions people can become distracted and forget. Leaving clear and detailed instructions ensures your sitter has a point of reference.
This isn’t a charity situation. Your PUP is going to miss you. Leave your PUP an article of clothing fresh with your scent, so they have something to snuggle with.
Always a good idea to take a nice long walk before you leave. This gives you time with your PUP before you leave and expels energy to leave your PUP relaxed and at ease as you fly the coop.