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Dogs are an integral part of our families, so more often than not, they come along for the weekend trip to the cottage, the 3 day visit to Grandma’s house, or even those long road trips across the country.  If you are traveling with your dog for the first time, you might be wondering what you should pack. PupLife has a huge selection of wonderful Dog Travel Supplies that can make your vacation comfy, safe and most of all – fun.

Here are the Top 5 Things You Need To Pack When Traveling With Your Dog.

Drum roll, please....

1) Dog ID Tag
Make sure your pet's Dog Collar is equipped with a durable Dog Tag (with your current phone number). To be extra safe, consider purchasing an Engraved Buckle Dog Collar with your pet's name and phone number engraved right on the buckle. To be extra, extra safe, write your phone number on the inside of the collar!

2) An Extra Dog Leash
This is a fantastic idea. I can’t tell you how many times we have been on a trip, and in the middle of it, we can’t find one of the leads. Again, to be extra safe, write your phone number on the Dog Leash.

3) Dog First Aid Supplies
A solid, comprehensive dog first aid kit is a must have for folks that travel with their dog. Make sure your first aid kit has bandages, antiseptic and gauze for treating cuts. A cold pack is also a key factor. The more items your kit has, the better. Include some Dog Clean Up Supplies such as waste bags for cleaning up after your pet.

4) Dog Carrier and/or Crate
Make sure to restrain your pets on those trips across state, or even across town. To keep your pet from pawing you while you drive, consider a car safety harness. If you have a small dog, try a small, well ventilated Dog Crate or Dog Carrier. Having a safe place to ride in comfort is key for traveling with your pet.

5) Familiar Food & Blankets
Make sure to bring their favorite Dog Toys, blankies and even their favorite Dog Treats. Stick to their regular food, as changing their diet when traveling can lead to unpleasant surprises for everyone. Trust us on that one.

Traveling with your pet can be fun and if you do your homework and make it comfortable for them, they should do just fine.

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