Planning a long trip is always fun and exciting. If you are planning to bring your dog with you, then you are going to have to get a few things ready.
You need to carry some food on the trip, especially if your dog is on a special diet. Of course, you don’t want to bring the whole sack with you. Try to place it in a container and to make it easier for feeding time, you can pack each serving individually.
You can bring their favorite ball, rope, chew toy, or something that they enjoy playing with and carrying around. You have to spend most of the time driving, so you want to keep your dog distracted and your eyes on the road.
Since you really can’t give the dog a bath, bring a brush with you during the trip. You still have to take care of their coat. If you are going somewhere with water like the lake or the beach, you will be thankful that you brought the brush along with you. Give them a good brushing once a day to avoid tangles and lumps on their fur.
Also remember to give your dog its medication if it needs it.
Just in case your dog goes missing or the state requires you to present official documents of the dog, bring their registration papers or something that can prove your dog is fully vaccinated and that you are the owner.