What to think about going on vacation with your dog or cat this summer?
Summer is here, and the holidays are finally here. For all those who go on holiday with their dog or their cat this summer, follow our checklist before departure for a successful holiday!
1 - formalities
For all trips within Europe, your pet must be identified by an electronic chip and up to date with his vaccines, especially Rabies. Do not go at the last minute, it may take up to 3 weeks before you can cross the border. Remember to check that the data on your chip is up to date.
2 - Carry it
For cats, we recommend a suitable and comfortable carrying bag, such as the elegant design travel bag for cat MiaCara Tosca. It will allow you to travel with your cat safely.
3 - Protect it
During the summer, the parasites swarm. Be sure to protect your mate from fleas and ticks. For all stays in the Mediterranean, we must also remember to protect them against certain mosquitoes that transmit serious diseases (leishmaniasis, heartworm). Your veterinarian will advise you at best.
4 - Refresh
Summer can be particularly hot depending on the region. Beware of heat stroke! Remember to bring with you a bowl to be able to water your companion along the trip, and moisturize regularly throughout the day. Take regular breaks to relax and cool off during car trips.
In the event of strong heat, do not hesitate to wet your companion. Cooling vests can be useful for some breeds. Watch out for your dog's paws as they walk on the asphalt which can be very hot if exposed to the sun. We recommend that you go out during the cooler hours of the day.
5 - The spoil
Bring with you some treats. The holidays are a moment of relaxation that often allow you to spend more time with your pet than the rest of the year, and a few extras will strengthen your complicity. Similarly you can enjoy the time you spend together to teach him new tricks and reward him.
6 - Think about comfort
Think about its little comfort! It is sometimes difficult to be able to transport your designer basket to your vacation spot. The travel mats will allow your dog to have his cozy little nest during the holidays. Likewise, bring him his favorite toy .
7 - Treat it
Finally, do not neglect the little ailments of the summer. Bring a first aid kit: disinfectant (chlorhexidine), compresses, bands, adhesive, tick remover, usual medicines. For fans of hiking with their dog, a small protective balm ou repairer for pads will bring comfort to solicited legs.
For bathing fans, always rinse your coat to remove sand and salt. A little soft shampoo gentle will rehydrate the skin and limit itching. For white cats, and certain depigmented dogs, a suitable sunscreen can be applied to the nose and ears.
Good holidays !