Travelling with a pet – Things you need

6 Dec, 2022

Travelling with a pet – Things you need

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As a pet owner do you find yourself travelling with a pet from time to time? Most people on our site prefer to find a trusted petsitter, but occasionally you need to take your pet with you. Then you need to read this article with our top tips for healthcare products you need to prepare for that journey.

5 Healthcare products to carry when travelling with a pet

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From time to time you may need to bring your pets on a journey

Traveling with your pet can bean enjoyable experience. However, it can also be stressful. You want to ensure that you are prepared for emergencies and have everything you need before you start travelling with a pet. Here are some items I always travel with when taking my dog on road trips or plane rides.

1.   Collapsible water bowl

Collapsible food and water bowls are lightweight and easy to carry, making them perfect for traveling. They can also be used as food bowls or to give your pet water during long journeys. The collapsible water bowl is easy to clean and store.

It can be used for dogs and cats and comes in various colors. The water bowl has a broad base, preventing it from tipping over when your pet drinks.

2.   Pet first aid kit

  • First aid supplies or Pet first aid kit
  • Pack it in a bag that can be easily accessed. If you don’t already have one, consider an all-in-one “pet first aid kit” that features all the essentials: bandages and gauze, antibiotic ointment, scissors, tweezers, and a thermometer. Make sure to have the right supplies for your pet’s age and size (for example, older dogs may need more potent pain relievers).
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You need to be ready to give pet first aid

3.   Nail clippers

If your pet is like most, their nails must be clipped. Nail clippers are a must-have for any pet owner. The best time to prune your pet’s nails is when they are relaxed and calm. If you try to cut them when they are restless or upset, you can cause them harm. It is important to clip the nails regularly, so they do not grow too long and become painful for your furry friend! As long as you don’t cut too close to the quick (the pink part underneath), there should be no pain or bleeding involved in this process.

4.   CBD treats for pets

CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has been shown to have numerous health benefits. The main advantage is reducing inflammation and pain, making them perfect for treating arthritis in dogs and other chronic ailments such as hip dysplasia or anxiety. CBD treats for pets are a valuable way to help calm and relax your pet, in addition to assisting them in relieving their pain.

CBD treats come in many forms and brands, so finding the right one for your pet can be overwhelming. You will want to look at the product’s ingredients before purchasing anything, especially if you have an allergy-prone dog like me! The most common forms of CBD for dog treats include:

  • Hemp oil – these treats are great because they don’t contain any THC (the part of marijuana that gets people high). They also don’t have any additives or preservatives added into them either; just pure hemp oil! I’ve seen comments online saying some people use this type too much, but I think it’s okay if used correctly 🙂

5.   Ticks and fleas repellent

First, ensure that the product you’re using is safe for pets. Check the label to ensure that it’s effective against ticks and fleas (and whatever other parasites your pet may be susceptible to). Some tick and flea repellents are safe for dogs but not cats, and vice versa. In addition, some products are more effective than others; if you live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent—or another tick-borne illness—you’ll want to look into more potent formulas with higher percentages of active ingredients.

When applying the product, avoid getting too much on your pet’s fur. A small amount will go a long way, and it can cause irritation if you over-apply. In addition, make sure that any products that are meant for use on dogs aren’t applied to cats or vice versa; some products may contain ingredients that could be toxic for certain species of animals.

 

Safety tips to follow while traveling with a pet or on a dogsit

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Some pets love travelling

Traveling with your pets is a great way to bond and help them build up their social skills. But it can also be stressful for them, so it’s essential to ensure they are comfortable and safe. And if you are a petsitter on a dogsit then consider some safety options to care for the pets. Here are few things you can do before you start your trip:

The safety tips –

1) Ensure your pet has all the necessary documents, including a health certificate and travel permit.

2) Take your pet to the vet before you leave, especially if they’ve never been on a plane! The vet will be able to let you know if there’s anything special that needs to be done while traveling with your pet.

3) Bring plenty of food and water for your pet during the flight. This will help prevent dehydration when flying in an airplane cabin without much humidity or fresh air available for breathing purposes.

4) Make sure that all animals brought onto an aircraft as cargo have adequate ventilation and enough room for comfort during long journeys such as flights over 8 hours or more than 2 days’ worth of travel time across multiple countries.

5) Carry Hot-Spot Spray – Hot-spot spray is a topical remedy that can provide relief to your pet. This product helps kill bacteria, which causes hot spots in dogs, cats, and horses. It can be used on any body part and work for small and large animals.

 

Final thoughts on when travelling with a pet or on a dog sit

We hope this article has given you valuable ideas about preparing for travelling with a pet. It is good to be ready for any potential health issues ahead of your next trip. We understand how much time and effort you put into planning a great vacation, so we want to ensure that everything goes smoothly—especially if there’s an issue with your pet. It can be stressful, but we promise it’s worth it!

Further reading about finding trusted petsitters and housesitters

At Housesitmatch.com we like to share useful blogs and practical advice about housesitters, housesitting and pet sitting. We hope you find this small selection of our blogs on house sitters useful.

How to find your perfect pet sitter

Find petsitters when you can’t take your pets with you

Top tips when taking on a petsitter or housesitter

Housesitters keep pets safe at home and save money

What a housesitter does – Top 10 responsibilities

Preparing a home for a house or pet sitter


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