Preparing for a long car ride with your furry friend is an essential step to ensure both your pet's comfort and safety. Here are some items to consider bringing along and things to prepare before hitting the road:
1. Bring a travel carrier or crate:
Ensure your dog has a comfortable and secure travel crate or carrier. This will provide a safe place for your dog to relax during the car ride. Our BYOD, Bring Your Own Dog, Car Safety Carrier is perfect for road trips or daily errands! The comfortable and waterproof car seat is suitable for small and medium-sized pups. Its attachable design allows you to secure it to the front or back seat with ease using the built-in adjustable strap. The carrier also has a thickened soft edge and padded back for maximum comfort and safety. With quick and easy installation and washable construction, this Folding Pet Dog Carrier is sure to become your go-to for all your road trip adventures.
2. Bring a collapsible travel bowl
Bring along a collapsible travel bowl for your pet to drink water or eat food on the go.
3. Bring enough water to keep your dog hydrated during the trip
Bring enough water to keep your dog hydrated during the trip. Make sure to pack enough for both the car ride and any pit stops. Stay hydrated on-the-go with our Portable Pet Water Bottle! This leak-proof bottle is small and compact enough to fit in your pocket or carry on your dog back-pack. It's made from high-quality antibacterial material, FDA approved and BPA-free, and comes in a range of capacities. With the leak-proof lock, not a drop is wasted, making it the perfect accessory for days out with your pup!
Portable Pet Water Bottle from GoDoggo Shop
4. Bring a proper leash and harness
Have a leash and harness handy for when you stop for breaks. This will keep your pet secure and prevent them from wandering away. Our Hands-Free Dog Leash is a must-have product. With its shock-absorbing bungee, storage pouch, and high-quality materials, you won’t regret purchasing this leash for your furry friend.
5. Identification tags
Make sure your dog's identification tags are up-to-date and securely attached to their collar.
6. Be prepared for emergencies with a first aid kit
Prepare a pet-friendly first aid kit that includes any medications your pet may need, as well as supplies for cuts, scrapes, and other minor injuries.
7. Bring comfort items to help relax your dog
Pack your dog's favorite toys, blankets, and other comfort items to help them feel more relaxed during the trip. Bring your pup along for the ride with our Drive-Through Plush Toys! Your furry friend can now enjoy a delicious donut, hamburger, fries, or milkshake while you're passing the drive-through! These toys are made to last, with 100% chew-resistant PP Cotton material, and include a squeaker inside to keep your pup entertained. Suitable for small to large dogs, these toys are a must-have for paw-fect photoshoots!
Drive-Through Plush Toys from GoDoggo Shop
8. Bring puppy pads
Bring along some puppy pads in case of accidents or if your pet needs to relieve themselves during the trip.
9. Temperature control
Ensure the car's temperature is comfortable for your pet, and bring along a portable fan or heater depending on the weather.
10. Plan rest stops
Plan rest stops along the way to allow your pet to stretch their legs, use the bathroom, and get some fresh air.
Before hitting the road with your furry companion, it's always a good idea to schedule a visit with your veterinarian. They can provide valuable advice and check if your pet is healthy enough for the trip. By taking the necessary precautions and ensuring your pet's comfort and safety, you can make your car journey a memorable and enjoyable experience for both you and your beloved furry friend.