Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish



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Checklist For When Traveling With Your Pet


With Spring Break quickly approaching, a fun-filled family vacation may be on your horizons. From flights and hotel accommodations to road trip routes and car comfortability, most vacations require lots of planning. Prepping for a trip can take some coordinating, especially when trying to figure out what to do with the family dog or cat.  If taking your fur-baby isn’t an option, don’t worry, they’ll love Play and Stay at Best Friends Pet Hotel! If you’re opting to bring your pet with you, here’s a checklist of 8 items you should prepare when traveling with your pet:


  1. Food and Water

These may seem like obvious items on the checklist but making sure your pet has sufficient food and water while traveling by plane, train or car is important for your pet’s well-being.


  1. Medications

Just like humans, sometimes pets require medication too! Make sure to talk to your veterinarian before you leave, to ensure you have the appropriate amount of medication for your pet on your trip.


  1. Veterinary Records

Having your pet’s most up-to-date vaccines and medical records could come in handy in the event that you need to take your pet to the Veterinarian while on your vacation.


  1. Veterinary Contact Info

Having a typed and laminated card or sheet of your pet’s contact info is a handy item to have. You can even make a few copies to have in different places like your wallet, taped to the outside of your pet’s crate or inside a pet first aid kit.


  1. Pet Identification

Not only should your pet be microchipped, but several forms of identification are also a good idea. ID tags with your information and even your Vet’s information will make it much easier to reunite you with your pet in the event that they go missing while you’re on vacation.


  1. Pet First Aid Kit

You can create your own, but a preassembled dog or cat first aid kit can easily be purchased. You may want to cater the first aid kit to your pet’s specific needs or conditions, in which case, you can find a supplies list here.


  1. Pet Carrier

Crates and pet carriers are a great way to keep your dog or cat safe while traveling. Crates are required when traveling by plane, but they can be a good idea for long car rides too. Make sure the crate or pet carrier is large enough for your cat or dog to stand, turn around and lie down. Comfort is key when your pet is in their carrier – proper airflow and a soft mat are a good start!


  1. Fun & Comfort

Don’t forget to bring items, like toys or blankets, that they can play with and/or that remind them of home. This can be comforting and can help pass the time during long car rides or flights.


If you decide to vacation without your pet, Best Friends will be the perfect home away from home for your fur-baby. Playtime, Suite Treats and sleepovers are exactly the kind of vacation your cat or dog wants! Book for Spring Break today, before space runs out!





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Four Travel Tips for You and Your Pet

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Spring has sprung and so has the travel season. If you are planning a trip this spring or beyond, here are some quick Best Friend’s tips on traveling with your pet this vacation season.

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Tip 1: Make Sure Your Pet is Up to Date on Vaccines.

Look up pet laws for the location you are traveling to. Many states and countries have different requirements on what your pet should be vaccinated on. Be sure to also look into the potential health hazards a pet may come across as fleas, ticks, and other pests can vary by region.

Many hotels require pets to be up to date on vaccines and have had a recent check up by a veterinarian within the last year. Be sure to carry paperwork of your pet’s medical records in case these are needed during your pets stay. Best Friend’s has excellent guidelines on what to have on hand when you check your pet in with us. Feel free to use our Disney location’s requirements as a checklist on what your pet should be up to date on when traveling.


Tip 2: Microchip Your Fur Baby. 

When visiting a veterinarian, make sure your pet’s medical records are up to date and be sure to get your pet microchipped as well. Things can happen that are beyond our control while traveling. Microchipping is an easy way to locate your pet if they wander off or get lost while traveling.

Tip 3: Pack for Your Pet as If You are Packing for Yourself.

When packing for your fur baby, be sure to think of what is essential for them to enjoy the trip. Water, food, treats, toys, and any supplements they require. We recommend treating them with Flea & Tick medication before traveling to wooded areas. Make sure you pack items that will help your pet relax and enjoy their vacation with you.

Tip 4: Check if Your Pet Has an Anxiety Towards Traveling.

Have you traveled with your fur baby before? If not, we suggest taking your pet for a few short car rides around town a few weeks leading up to the trip. If your fur baby shows nausea or signs of anxiety such as whimpering during the car ride, you may want to consult your veterinarian for treatment. They may be able to recommend medication or training that can make the trip easier on your pet. You may also want to consider a stay-cation at your nearest Best Friends Pet Hotel location.


We hope these four tips will help you in planning your next trip with your pet this spring! Let us know in the comments below any tips you have when traveling with your pets. Happy travels!


Are you planning a trip this spring season and are a new customer to Best Friends? Remember, your first night with us is FREE! Click here for more details. *Offer not valid at Florida locations.

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