Vacation times are a great time to spend time educating your puppy. This is the opportunity to teach him how to behave well in new environments.

Your pet must be up to date with its vaccines. Rabies vaccination is compulsory if you are going abroad. Talk to your vet as soon as possible to get organised. Also mention the treatment against motion sickness if your pet ever does not cope with car journeys. Finally, ask him for advice on how to prepare a first aid kit for your pet.

Check that your place of stay (campsite, hotel, rental) accepts animals. It would be a shame if your dog was refused entry once arrived! A piece of advice to avoid unpleasant surprises

To prevent your pet from slipping away during a trip, do not take them out of the car or train without a leash.

Once there, you should be careful about the pet.It should not be left alone without you being sure that it cannot run away. If a swimming pool is nearby, be careful! If he falls into the water, he risks drowning as he exhausts himself.

Examine your pet every day from every angle, especially if it likes to explore wild environments: insects of all kinds can irritate its skin, not to mention the spikelets of grasses that can get into the ears, between the fingers, etc.

This season is  favourable period for ticks, fleas, chiggers and sandflies bites.In addition to skin irritation, they are potential vectors of disease: piroplasmosis, leishmaniasis, digestive parasites… It is very important to treat preventively your pet against external parasites.

Lastly, holidays are often the occasion for a dog to hunt or consume unsavory “food” during his excursions. Do not forget to deworm your dog on return.

Safe Journey!!