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.
- #1 Do a short test run holiday with your pet if they haven’t travelled before
- #2 Dogs can suffer travel sickness in the car
- #3 Restrain your pet in the car for their safety and yours
- #4 Find a pet-friendly holiday park for your vacation
- #5 If staying in a house or chalet with your pet, ask about fencing and the bond
- #6 Save room for your pet’s belongings when you’re packing
- #7 Make a list of activities to do that are pet-friendly
- #8 Don’t plan any trips to national parks with your pet
- #9 Leaving your pet alone on holidays isn’t the same as leaving them at home
- #10 Be aware of extra dangers to your pet’s health when travelling
- #11 Take a pet first aid kit when you travel, and find the local vet
- #12 Once you arrive, settle in and enjoy your stay
This 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.