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Puppy travel advice

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by seratobyflynn, Apr 5, 2011.


  1. seratobyflynn

    seratobyflynn PetForums Member

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    Hai there I am picking up my new boy on Saturday and apart from being unbelievably excited and hoping I have enough things I am thinking about the journey. Our breeder is about 2 and 1/2 hours away when my OH drives at his normal speed (!!) but with a pup he will take it easy so it could be a few hours.

    We have poo bags and towel roll, a couple of towels and blankets and a few toys and lots of water. We have also got a box we are going to put down in the back seat for him to walk about in a bit when we stop so he's not so confined but what about food or treats? I don't want to make him sick!

    Any handy hints?

    Oh an also when a breeder says they'll give us some food I presume it will be s few days worth should I stock up on some? I know what brand they're using, purina, but I don't know much else!!
     
  2. Phoenix&Charlie'sMum

    Phoenix&Charlie'sMum PetForums VIP

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    Ginger biscuit about an hour before travelling can settle their tummy while travelling. Other then that, you will have to keep stopping. I remeber picking up Pheonix instead of an hour it took us 3 because he kept being sick, or having a poo! :lol:
     
  3. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

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    When we picked up Bobby i wrapped him in blanket he slept all way home :)i got weeks worth of food from breeder :) so picked some up next day :) good luck with new puppy :D
     
  4. seratobyflynn

    seratobyflynn PetForums Member

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    I thought that might be the case! I'll get my OH to wear his favourite cream chinos so he can learn the hard way!! Ha ha!!
     
  5. choco

    choco PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    When i picked my springer pup up i placed a blanket in with the rest of his litter so that it smelt of them. I them wrapped him in the blanket and he slept the whole way back which was nearly three hours.

    When i got home i put the blanket in his bed so that he had smells he was familiar with while he was settling into his new home!

    Hope it all goes well!
     
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