Taking your pet on holiday with you can be easy if you do a little research before you go. Plus, when you put plans in place for getting there and accommodating your pet accordingly, you’re all set for a holiday that everyone will enjoy.

Your dog is a member of your family, so it’s natural to want to take them on holiday with you too. A road trip to one of our holiday parks can be the perfect retreat for you and your furry best mate. Plus, taking your pet with you means you can avoid the cost of a boarding kennels, not to mention any separation anxiety they might suffer. Just think of the wonderful time your pet will have checking out all the new sights and smells!

Remember – taking a pet on holiday can impact every part of your trip, including:

  • how you travel
  • when you travel
  • where you stay
  • what you do on the holiday

If you’re planning your first holiday with your pet in tow, follow our 12 top tips so you can all enjoy the holiday and return home relaxed and ready to prepare your next location.

#11 Take a pet first aid kit when you travel, and find the local vet

You no doubt take a first aid kit for yourself on holiday, but what about your furry friend? A pet first aid kit contains everything you need for treating a wound. For peace of mind, do some research on the nearest vet before you leave home, especially if you’re going somewhere that doesn’t have mobile coverage. Make a note of the vet’s address, open hours and phone number.

If an emergency trip to a vet becomes part of your holiday itinerary, there’s a good chance it will eat into your holiday spending money. The vet bill for a pet injury, snake bite or poisoning can be significant, so your pre-holiday planning phase is an excellent time to consider purchasing pet insurance. Then, take a copy of the policy with you so that you can easily contact your insurer or make a claim while you’re away.

SEE ALL TIPSThis tip was provided by our mates at HIF, providers of health insurance AND pet insurance. HIF is offering Family Parks members two special offers on insurance.

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