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Packing for your Dog

We all love going on holiday, especially when we get to take our four-legged friend, somehow it makes the holiday more complete. So with that being said, what do you pack? Well…

Packing for your dog - basics

Don’t forget the basics

  • Dog food

    Don’t want to over pack the car? Take enough for the first few days and research local pet food stores around the cottage.

  • Water

    The average dog needs to drink between 60mm to 120mm of water per kilogram. Top tip – Take a filled a water bottle for the journey and then simply re-fill for days out!

  • Bowls for food and water

    Save space! Well known pet retailers now stock collapsible silicone bowls

  • Collar with identification tag

    It’s their fastest ticket home, if anything was to happen!

  • Lead

    Even if your dog is well trained, there are beaches and parks where they are required. We find the retractable kind very handy!

  • Poo bags

    It has to be done, you don’t need us nagging you about them!

Get their tail wagging

  • Toys

    Whether balls are their thing, tugs ropes or maybe they like the annoying, squeaky stuffed animals - make sure it travels with you.

  • Treats

    Give them something that focuses them in the new but exciting environment.

  • Chews

    Best they chew them than the cottage furniture!

Packing for your dog - tail wagging
Packing for your dog - pampering

Pampering the pooch

  • Towel

    Great for drying them off after a swim and even doubles as a furniture cover

  • Brush

    emoves dry mud and matted fur and comes in handy for cleaning their tummy!

  • Dog bed

    A home away from home as they may not immediately settle in a strange new place

Added extras

  • First aid kit

  • Motion sickness/medication if needed

  • Paper towels/wet wipes for mishaps

  • Dog booties for protecting their paws

  • Sunshade for the car

  • Lint roller

  • Recent photo

  • Pet insurance

Packing for your dog - extras

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