The checklist for your vacation with your dog
Whether camping, holiday apartment or hotel: what could be nicer than traveling with your dog? Just get out of everyday life, go for a walk, swim, splash around, hike... There are no limits to the possibilities for vacation with your dog!
In order for everything to work out, good preparation is essential. No problem with our checklist:
✔️ Don’t forget your pet ID card
The EU pet passport is both the dog's passport when you cross national borders and the animal's vaccination certificate and is ideally presented at every visit to the vet - even on holiday.
✔️ Observe entry regulations
Vaccinations, health certificates, muzzle requirement… Every country has different laws and regulations that you should definitely find out about in advance.
✔️ Roughly plan activities
What activities do you have planned? If you spend a lot of time outdoors, tick protection is essential. For hikes or vacations on the sandy beach, we recommend paw protection like our “fire extinguisher” Spot-on. If your dog enjoys swimming in the sea, consider a mild shampoo to rinse away the salt water, like our moisturizing Every-Day Shampoo.
✔️ Recognize fearful situations
This applies to the holiday itself, as well as to the journey. As much as they enjoy being out and about with their humans, some dogs still need support. Herbal methods have proven to be effective for this, such as our “ Soul Peace ” tabs or our “Soul Peace” oil , which you can simply add to your food and are intended as a permanent gift. Some people also swear by our Bach flower globules based on Dr. Bach’s original recipe .
✔️ Clarify veterinary care on site
For example, is there a veterinary clinic with a 24-hour emergency call? Where is the nearest veterinary practice? You should clarify these questions before your arrival so that you are prepared for an emergency.
✔️ Dog collar provided with a telephone number
Especially in a new environment, dogs can behave in unusual ways or, for example, be more jumpy. That's why it's recommended to provide the collar with an easily accessible cell phone number or even attach a GPS tracker - you never know.
✔️ Prepare your first aid kit
This should definitely include: disposable gloves, bandages, clinical thermometer, petroleum jelly, wound and healing ointment, tick tweezers, a care product for dry skin areas, such as our “fire extinguisher” skin and fur spray and anti-diarrheal medication. A pair of blunt scissors, a small flashlight and changing mats on which a wound can be hygienically treated have also proven useful.
✔️ Plan arrival and departure
When and where are breaks for the dog possible? Is there perhaps a lake on the way where he can cool off? Do you have enough water and a suitable bowl with you, for example if you end up stuck in a traffic jam for a long time? For bus or train travelers, the question arises as to whether the dog needs a muzzle or a box/bag and whether you have to announce the dog in advance.
✔️ Pack food, baskets etc
You should offer your usual food, especially to sensitive dogs, even on vacation. If your dog has a sensitive stomach when afraid and restless
✔️ Take enough poop bags with you
The same applies when we are on vacation: we take our legacies with us. That's why you should always have enough poop bags in your luggage. Our popular "fart bags" are particularly tear-resistant, very odor-resistant and impress with their matt black, non-transparent appearance - in case the route to the next trash can is a little longer. 😉
With such good preparation, nothing stands in the way of a wonderful trip with your dog!