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Taking Dog on holiday - what to prepare

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lifeizsweet, Aug 22, 2013.


  1. lifeizsweet

    lifeizsweet PetForums VIP

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    So Mr. Bramble has been invited (and accepted the invitation) to come on our holiday to Cornwall with us.

    What things should he be thinking about packing?
     
  2. smokeybear

    smokeybear PetForums VIP

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    All the usual equipment

    collars
    leads
    ID tag with temporarly address on
    towels
    FA Kit
    Equafleece or similar in case of cold weather/post swimming
    stake out
    bowls
    food
    whistle
    poo bags
    bed
     
  3. lifeizsweet

    lifeizsweet PetForums VIP

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    Wow, he needs to pack a lot. I hadn't thought of a tag with the temporary address on it or a stake out. I had bowls/food/bed/poo bags/collar/leed.

    At this rate he will need his own suitcase!
     
  4. foursmith

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    Wow I think smokey bear has it covered, we just came back from Cornwall we took a pop up tent for him on the beach and a cool at to put in it, that was the best two things.also a blanket as he won't sit on a pavement lol so when we ate out I just chucked his blanket down.
    Portable water holder too obviously

    Have fun
     
  5. Jobeth

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    I take their favourite toys as well and some chews.
     
  6. lifeizsweet

    lifeizsweet PetForums VIP

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    I was going to take a few chews to keep him occupied in the car, but I don't know if he'll want to take his toys...he never bothers with them when he stays at my mum's. it's all too new and exciting to worry about old toys.
     
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    Jobeth PetForums VIP

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    My yorkie has some toys that she loves although my cross isn't bothered. I just like things to be as similar as possible for them when they go away.
     
  8. Huskylover1

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    Don't forget the Dog.(Ha Ha):)
     
  9. cheekymonkey68

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    Grooming wipes, just in case he rolls in something exciting!!! :) dog blankets for protecting sofa if he likes to jump up ;)
     
  10. boxermadsam

    boxermadsam PetForums Member

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    We always take dog friendly holidays, the above list is really good, everything we take is on there.

    We also find it useful to take lots of clean blankets or covers, you can never have enough blankets and covers!! We always respect the house rules of ''no pets on furniture'' but we cover all the beds and furniture anyway just in case. It also helps to keep loose hair floating about then landing where it isn't wanted :D

    Have a lovely time.

    P.S Just to add, the eternal pessimist in me always takes a list of local vets telephone numbers and postcodes :eek:
     
  11. Spellweaver

    Spellweaver PetForums VIP

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    A few more things you'll probably need:

    Brush and comb (or whatever your usual grooming equipment is)

    Cotton wool buds to wipe sand out of ears and eyes

    His usual food and treats in case you can't get it where you are staying (nothing worse than dealing with the runs on hol because of a food change)
     
  12. dandogman

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    I would be taking:

    - Collar
    - Lead
    - Cheap tag
    - Bowls
    - Food (enough for the trip plus extra few days just in case)
    - Toys
    - Treats/chews
    - Bed
    - Whistle (if you use one)
    - Poo bags
     
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