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Keeping your dog well-groomed during your time away is important for hygiene requirements but also for their overall health.
- Carry all necessary identification with you and your Emergency Dog Kit
- Have a portable drinking/feeding bowl with you and water/food if necessary (consider whether the water is safe to drink)
- What will I do with toileting waste?
- Have I considered any dangers e.g. baiting? stray dogs?
- Is there a central Veterinarian for emergencies (ideally this should be the same veterinarian for all your required health checks overseas)?
- Have I contacted and received confirmation from the Veterinarian who will perform the export health checks?
- Have I considered the conditions my dog will be subject to such as hot pavements or icy roads? Are boots, cooling vest or a jacket necessary?
- Have I got a copy of the local Accessibility Laws if in doubt?
- Have I checked and double checked all veterinary paperwork as mistakes will not be tolerated
- Have I kept all paperwork to bring my dog back home?
- Have patience. Your dog may be new to the environment and need time to get used to their surroundings
- Travelling can be tiring for all. Be prepared that your dog might require extra breaks