Holidaying with Your Dog

annexe-dog-bedWhat do you take for your dog when you go on holiday? Here are some tips from Devon Dogs!

  1. Water for the journey– If you’re travelling to your destination in warm weather, take water in a thermos flask to keep it cool. Adding some ice-cubes can also help.
  2. Food – you can take enough for the whole holiday or enough to last you a couple of days, but make sure you can purchase the food your dog is used to.
  3. Bowls – here at Bowerland Cottage Holidays we provide food and water bowls for our guests, but not all places do. Remember to take one in the car with you for water on the way.
  4. Kitchen Roll– in case of any accidents/spillages etc. on the journey.
  5. Basket/bed and blanket – we provide a dog bed in each of our cottages, but not all holiday places will do this. You will need to take it with you.
  6. Crate – we provide crates – just ask before arrival and we will put them up for you. Other places may not provide these, so best to bring yours.
  7. Collar and lead – make sure the collar carries your details and take a spare lead just in case you lose one or it breaks. It’s also handy to keep a spare lead in the boot of your car…just in case it’s needed en route.
  8. Dog Brush – a brush might come in handy after a long walk through the countryside.
  9. Dog Sunscreen – make sure you protect your dog’s nose or any pale skin with pet-friendly sunblock.
  10. Dog Towel – we provide them, but most places won’t so bring some with you.
  11. Dog Medicine and first aid kit – travel sickness pills, any normal medication and items like a bandage, wipes and tweezers in case of small accidents.
  12. Waterproofs/Coat – your dog might benefit from having waterproofs.
  13. Paperwork – including micro-chip identification number and insurance details.
  14. Toys and treats – we provide some treats and a toy, but take some with you as other places don’t provide this.
  15. Poo-bags – we provide them, but other places may not, so this is a must have for all responsible dog owners.Do you have anywhere that you would recommend?

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Carole Langman

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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