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How to Prepare For Your First Road Trip With Your Pet

First Road Trip With Your Pet

Taking a road trip with your pet is an exciting adventure, and you want to be fully prepared. Preparing for pet road trips can be fun, and you need to make sure you do everything from packing the necessities to seeing a veterinarian for updated shots. Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia understands how exciting road trips with our pets can be. Continue reading to learn more about road trip tips when traveling with your pets for the first time.

Pack the Necessities 

It is vital to pack all the necessities your pet may need when traveling. Make a list of all travel necessities to help ensure everything is packed before hitting the road. Everyday things to pack for pet road trips may include a water bowl, water, food, leash, collar, poop bags, towels, blanket, dog bed (if there’s room), treats, favorite toys, and a crash-tested crate, harness, or carrier. In addition, veterinarians recommend bringing a first aid kit for pets, including gauze, antiseptic wipes, hydrogen peroxide, scissors, and tweezers.

Bring Vaccination Records for Pets

Having your pet’s vaccination records with you when traveling is always best because some hotels may require you to provide proof that your pet is current with all vaccinations. Additionally, having these records with you will come in handy if you need to visit a veterinarian while traveling. If required, see your vet before leaving and have them provide a complete medical record for your pet, including a list of their current vaccinations.

Schedule a Pre-Road Trip Visit with Our Veterinarian in Livonia 

The veterinarians at Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia can help prepare you for your upcoming road trip with your pet, including offering various travel tips to make the adventure more enjoyable. Call us to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian at a Livonia animal hospital before leaving on your upcoming road trip.

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  • "I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know."
    Cheyenne H / Livonia, MI

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