Your vacation would undoubtedly be more fun if you took the dog along. You don’t need to look for an acquaintance to leave it with or a suitable dog hotel. You just need to familiarize yourself with the peculiarities of traveling with a dog.
Some tricks that will make your trip with your Chihuahua easier
Before leaving for the desired trip, make sure that your dog has been examined by a veterinarian and is completely healthy. Your four-legged friend should have canine vaccines to protect him from dangerous canine diseases.
Deworming the dog is part of the preparation. Strips and drops that repel ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are the best choices because mosquitoes, for example, carry the heartworm parasite that enters the dog’s heart and damages it.
Cage or seat
To ensure maximum comfort when traveling with a dog, you must consider your animal’s preferences. Small breed dogs feel protected while traveling in a transport cage lined with a soft blanket or on the owner’s lap.
Large breed dogs prefer to sit on the seat next to their owners. However, be aware that this type of travel is not safe and it is always better to provide them with a suitable cage.
It should be large enough for the dog to stand up, turn around and lie down in it without difficulty. Do not allow the dog to travel with its head out of the window, as this can lead to injury to its eyes.
Schedule rest and toilet breaks for the dog. They should be a maximum of every 3 hours. During the holidays, the puppy will be grateful if you walk him outside, but always keep him on the lead, because the new environment can scare him and run away. Taking frequent breaks will reduce the incidence of motion sickness.
Be prepared to take the dog to the nearest veterinary clinic in case of an emergency. For this purpose, find out in advance who she is and write down the phone number. Carry the dog’s passport with you at all times.
Take enough senior Chihuahua food for the entire trip and remember to offer the dog fresh water often, especially if the trip involves physical activity.
If the dog suffers from motion sickness during travel, consult your veterinarian in advance about the appropriate medication.
These are useful tips for traveling with a dog. Keep them in mind to have a pleasant and accident-free time with your barking companion.