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What to bring in a travel kit for your pet?

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Posted on March 28 2018

Are you going to travel with your dog but you are aware that if something happens to you, you will not be ready? Do not worry, the best way to avoid this feeling is to be prepared.

It does not matter if your trip is short or long, if you go by car or by plane, the advisable thing is always to take with you a small first aid kit to be prepared in case your pet happens something. The first-aid kit is like insurance, something you have to have but you hope you never have to use.

So you do not overload or carry things you do not need, here is a list of what a basic pet travel kit should have. Be careful, this is not an emergency kit or what the first-aid kit of your house should have, it is a compact version of what you can take with you for any emergency in the journeys of a trip and remember that if something happens to your pet what Better always look for a veterinarian so you can make sure everything is fine.

  • Medicines (if your dog or cat takes any medication, always carry extra medicines, you better get over it and not be lacking)
  • gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Gel or antiseptic wipes
  • Benadryl (1 mg per half pound of weight). This medicine can be used to treat dogs with allergies or reactions to insect bites. It is also a great ally if your dog gets very sick. Do not give more than two doses a day and first check with your veterinarian that your dog does not have a heart problem that could be a problem.
  • Solution to clean the ears (this is especially important if you are going to take it to the sea or if it is going to get into a lake, river or pool).
  • A plastic card (like an old credit card) that can be used to remove insect stings in case you get stung.

Likewise, if you have a specific concern with your dog, talk to your veterinarian to recommend other things that you can bring in your travel kit so that you and your pet can travel more calmly.

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