Prepping for a trip can be stressful, particularly if you’re feeling rushed. Luckily, packing for your pet is slightly more streamlined, as most boarding facilities offer succinct instructions and suggestions for what you should pack in the knapsack or overnight bag.
Here are the top three things to remember when packing for your dog’s pet resort vacation:
- Meals: When packing food for your dog, it’s always a good idea to bag and label each serving separately. This ensures that your dog maintains its schedule and regimen while away from home. Resist the urge to pack large containers or the whole bag of food, though. They’re unwieldy. (If your dog is staying for an extended period, a bigger, sealable container may be OK. Talk to your pet resort to be sure.)
- Medication: If your pet receives daily medicines, make sure to send a sufficient amount for the duration of their stay. Send original containers – both prescription and OTC – that are clearly labeled and store all medications separately from food. It’s important to provide resort staff with detailed instructions to ensure proper dosages are administered.
- Clothing: Yours, not your dog’s. Sending a few articles of clothing that have your scent is a great idea when packing your pet’s bag. The familiar smell of you and your home will put your pup at ease and help them to get comfortable in new surroundings quicker. Be sure to send older clothes you won’t be disappointed about if you don’t get back.
Packing for your dog’s pet resort vacation can be a snap once you know what to bring.
At DogsWorld, we want your dog to have the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible. Packing the above from your home can help kick your pet’s stay off on the right foot.
There are a few things NOT to bring along, however. These include:
- Pet bowls – We provide our own and clean them twice daily.
- Large beds – Our luxury suites are complete with comfy bedding.
- Rawhide bones or treats.