Travelling with your rescue dogs bc

July 17, 2018

Traveling with pets isn’t as easy as it sounds because the things you need to keep in mind, for their wellbeing, are quite different than those of human beings. So, when planning a trip with them, one has to make sure that they are mentally and physically ready for you to take them along. I have taken Indy on a few long distance drives from BC to AB. The first one was when we drove from Vancouver Island all the way to Banff, AB to pick up the last of my storage for the things that I had left and couldn’t take on the first move out here. He was great, it was the middle of winter and we were in my ford explorer together. He was about 10 weeks old haha and just starting to figure out the world. I would make sure we stopped every 3 hrs off the highway so he could get a pee and poo in. We would do a quick walk, nothing more, because it was freezing outside and I was a wimp. Once we got deep into BC, he saw and felt snow for the first time! He loved it and instantly fell in love. I wish I could have him off leash to really enjoy the snow but I was away from home and didn’t want to risk losing him anywhere. Once we got to Banff I was able to take him to the rescue dogs bc parks around the area, meet all my friends, and just enjoy the big snowfall that had just hit. He loved it all, he really is a snow dog! If you’ve meaning to take your pet on a trip and you want to make the journey as comfortable as possible for them, there are a few things you can keep in mind.

Make your pet get used to the carrier which will be used during traveling. Use that carrier for a few days before the trip and make the dogs for adoption bc familiar with it so that when it is used during the trip, the dog is comfortable and at ease inside it. Don’t leave any water or food in the carrier of the dog as your pet is likely to end up spilling the contents during the journey. Also, don’t have your dog overeat during the trip as they might fall sick and vomit. Rescue Dogs bc travel best on an empty stomach. Make sure to stop for pee and poo breaks every few hours and if you can leave him to roam freely inside your vehicle, that is probably best. I did that with Indy on our trip and he rode shotgun with me the whole way. He was very small and manageable back then at about 20lbs however. Today he probably wouldn’t feel so comfortable.

If you plan on traveling by airplane, make sure you have talked about your dog’s motion sickness with the veteran before flying. Also, carry the toys that your dog likes. You can place a toy or two inside the carrier. Make sure to pack some favorite snacks for your dog because you might not be able to get the same brand once you reach your destination. Also, make sure that you’ve packed a leash. Your dog will need time to get used to the new environment and having a leash can help you keep your dogs for adoption bc under control and away from danger.

 

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