Don't want to leave your pup at home for your next trip? These days it's so easy to find dog-friendly lodging and activities, it's silly not to! Nikki, an LA-based blogger and dog-mom behind the incredible travel site Where's The Frenchie, is sharing her pet-friendly travel tips.She has traveled so many times with her two frenchies, Weston and Fira, that they should have their own ready-to-go suitcases by now (be sure to also check out her darling doggie-filled instagram account @WTFrenchie). Here are 10 of her tried-and-true tips to ensure safe and smooth travels with your precious pooch.
'Where's The Frenchie' blogger and dog mom, Nikki, recommends always packing a couple Benebones for the pups to chew on when traveling. It gives them an activity to do when they're bored, relieves anxiety and is something from home.
Dog-mommy Nikki also has a pro-tip for bringing Fido's favorite food on the road: "Pack the dog food in a resealable bag and forego the bowls. Every dog-friendly hotel these days offer dog bowls or you can always call for an extra bowl or cup so there's no need to pack them."
If you’re flying, make sure to go to your vet and get a health certificate about a week before you fly. This certificate just says that your pet is up to date on shots and is healthy to travel. It will take less than 10 minutes at the vet and they usually charge $50-80 (however much the vet charges for a typical office visit).
Nikkialso encourages that you don't just bring those essential oils for yourself, but your dog buddy as well! "A calming lavender essential oil spray is nice to relieve stress and travel anxiety for you and your pup."
"Motion sickness can happen. It hits me at times (especially if I’m on water!) and if it happens to your pup (you can usually tell that they’re nauseous if they start drooling a bit), ginger pills work like a charm. I always have some on hand when I travel. You can safely give your pooch a pinch of ginger powder or 1/2 – 1 capsule."
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