Packing Tips For Travel With Your Dog Or Cat

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Having a bag packed for your pet will help keep all his supplies together and easy to access. Use this checklist of important items to help you remember what to pack.

Leash, Collar, Harness

Keep your dog or cat’s collar on at all times while traveling, in case he accidentally gets loose. Make sure his collar has ID tags.

Medication

Don’t forget the syringe, pill pocket or other method of delivery for any necessary medication.

Medical Records

While we hope that an accident doesn’t happen, it’s always good to be prepared. Be sure current medical records, vaccination records and microchip information are in your pet’s travel bag, as well as easily accessible scanned records, if possible. Add a current photo of your pet—this will be tremendously helpful if he gets lost.

Toys

Cats and dogs need stimulation, too, and they’ll appreciate a quiet toy or something to chew on to help keep them entertained.

Daily Grooming Supplies

Just as you will bring along your toothbrush and toiletries, remember to pack your pet’s brush and other grooming supplies. Staying well groomed will keep your dog or cat looking and feeling his best.

Bed, Blanket, Crate or Carrier

Some dogs and cats prefer the familiar comfort of their own bed, crate or carrier for sleeping.

Food & Bowls

Pack enough food for your pet’s stay, plus a little extra. Sure, you may find a great local pet store, but they might not carry your pet’s specific brand, and you don’t want to upset your pet’s stomach with a diet change while traveling.

Treats and Treat Pouch

As with food, pack extra—just in case you stay another day or two!

Cleaning Supplies

Accidents happen, so bring paper towels, wet wipes, a travel-size carpet cleaner/deodorizer, and a lint roller to help keep messes to a minimum.

Waste Bags and Litter Box

Make sure you bring your cat’s litter box (and bags to empty it in) and plenty of waste bags to clean up after

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