A pawfect holiday
Self-catering holidays are the perfect choice for those who have dogs and don’t want to leave them behind at home or in boarding kennels.
Pets are a much loved addition to the family and as a nation of dog lovers being able to bring the pups on holiday not only saves money on kennels, it is also less stressful for the animal and more fun for all!
Here are a few helpful tips to follow when travelling with the furry family members.
A car journey can be tiresome for everyone when travelling long distances. Having a dog loose in the car is never recommended so when the pup is still young decide how best to keep him safe and comfortable in the car.
Doggy seatbelts are a good idea if the back seat is not needed for humans, so perfect for couples that have no kids in tow.
A crate is another fab idea as the pup will feel secure in his crate and it can be placed in the boot of the car as long as it is an open boot.
If the pup is small then a pet carrier will suffice. The carrier can be kept on a lap or again, on the back seat or boot.
Plan for plenty of toilet stops during the drive. A dog will not only need to relieve himself he will also need to get rid of any pent up energy. A five-minute jog around the car park at a service station should be enough for him to stretch his legs and tire him enough for the next leg of the journey.
Make sure there are snacks for the pup along the way, but don’t over feed him, as there will be more toilets breaks necessary! Make sure there is water available when stopping for a break as cars heat up very quickly on a warm day making dogs susceptible to dehydrating.
Don’t forget to take bedding and toys on holiday for the dogs. Log cabins won’t have dog baskets provided and although the humans may get to sleep on a top of the range Dreamworks bed it’s much nicer for pets to have their own home comforts and a familiar smelling blanket to snuggle into.
Finally, make sure a first aid kit is packed for the pups. Running loose in unfamiliar countryside may result in a multitude of possible calamities; anything from insect bites and stings to cuts and grazes from foraging in the woods. The chances are there will be no vet locally as many log cabins are out in the middle of nowhere, but before leaving home, find out the contact details of the nearest vet just in case.
Log cabin breaks are fun for the whole family and pretty pawfect for pups too!
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