Are you making plans for a holiday and your dog will be traveling with you?
We recommend you have a chat to one of our vets about where you intend to travel so that we can advise you on any precautions you should take. As a guide take note of the following:
If you are traveling out of the western district towards the north or east your pet should be protected against:
Some of the latest chewable flea treatments also protect your dog against ticks, including paralysis ticks, which occur along the east coast and are endemic in Queensland. Of course you should also make sure your dog’s worming and flea treatments are up-to-date.
Dogs can stray and become lost and if this happens in a strange area they may not be able to find their way back to you! Up-to-date identification information can make the difference between finding your pet quickly or not at all!
- Registration tag
Make sure your dog is microchipped and that your contact details are up to date and recorded on the microchip register. It is also important to make sure your dogs council registration is up-to-date and the registration tag is secured to your dogs collar.
Basic travel needs
Keep your dog comfortable and happy on your holiday by providing the following:
- Car restraints, collar and lead
- Bedding and toys
- Food and treats
- Plenty of fresh clean water
- Pooper scooper and waste bags
- Any medication your pet is currently taking
- Basic First-Aid kit.
It is important that you do not make sudden changes to your dog’s diet. If you intend to feed your dog a different diet when traveling make sure you gradually introduce the change before you leave for your holiday. Sudden changes in diet can cause diarrhea.
Plan ahead to ensure that where you will be staying is pet friendly!
Visit www.holidayingwithdogs.com.au for pet friendly accommodation and other travel tips.