5 Tips for Travelling with a dog
As humans, we all crave to travel in every now and then for a nice getaway from the general stresses of life. Road trips are a common holiday but as a dog owner, it can be hard to work out how to plan and organise when bringing your furry friend along. To help you be better prepared and have an awesome getaway for your canine companion, we have created some tips for travelling with your dog.
Treat pet food with care
It’s currently springtime and that means the weather is warming up which may mean your pet food is at a higher risk of being spoiled in a hotter car. Foods with high fat or fish oils break down early when exposed to heat and no one wants to leave their dog hungry. With this in mind, our Hypro Premium dog food products are suitable for travel as we have only included healthy fats and oils to improve your dog’s nutrition. It may also be a good idea to keep your pet food inside a cooler bag to prevent it from becoming too hot.
Offer water frequently
The warmer weather can also influence your dog’s behaviour such as making them cranky just like it does for humans. Dogs are also at risk of dehydration which makes it important to make stops and offer water to your furry friend on a frequent basis. It is a good idea to bring the usual water bowl that you use at home with your dog.
Let your pet indulge in a special treat
Along with water and your dog bowl, we recommend packing a few dog treats. As you are on holiday you are likely to give yourself a treat, so why not do the same for your furry friend? Our Hypro Premium Tasty Chews range work perfectly as dog treats because they are so delicious while still maintaining the high nutritional standard of our dog kibble.
Beware of motion sickness
It can be great fun being on the road with your best friend but unfortunately, motion sickness is a common problem in dogs especially puppies. Getting your dog to be comfortable in the car can take a long time so it is best to short drives at first. We also recommend using a carrier or dog safety harness as your pet thinks of it as protection. In extreme cases, try to have some medicines on hand prescribed by a vet along with cleaning supplies such as tissues in any unforeseen situations.
Stretch your legs
Another reason to take breaks along the ride is that dogs also need to stretch their legs and go on a short walk after being in the same position for an amount of time, just like humans. While travelling, you may come across a park or a grass field which is an excellent place to have a break for you and your dog.
We hope these tips help you in having an amazing holiday with your dog and if you are still feeling unsure, it may be a good idea to first go on a small trip over a day or two with your dog, then gradually build up to longer trips.