A guide to taking your dog on a road trip
Do a checkup: Take your dog for a checkup before you go on a big trip.
Get your dog’s documents in order: You should organize all your dog’s documents and bring them with you.
Get your dog’s documents in order: If you don’t have it already, then pet insurance is advisable.
Download useful apps: Depending where you are in the world, there are apps out there that allow you to look for dog-friendly hotels.
Make a list of useful contacts: If you already know where you’re heading, make a list of vets, animal poison centers, and other useful organizations.
Know the rules and regulations of your destination: Some places you just can’t take dogs, but rules vary depending on where you're traveling.
Beware of wildlife: If you’re visiting a national park or other area where wildlife are a threat.
Motion sickness: Some dogs get over it with a few rides, but others not so much.
Test Ride: It’s important that your dog is used to the car.
Food time: Feed your dog a light meal, about three to four hours prior to traveling.