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Checklist For Pet Travel

It’s hard enough to pack for you and your kids when you go away as a family, let alone remembering what to bring for your pet. If you take what’s on this list, you’re sure to be in good shape.


  • Health certificate
  • Documentation of inoculations
  • International permits (if necessary)
  • The phone number and emergency numbers of your veterinarian and local animal hospital, as well as a number in the vicinity of your vacation site
  • Approved shipping crate (strong, wire-mesh) or carrier
  • Towels
  • Food
  • Treats (biscuits, etc.)
  • Bowls for food and water (available as attachments to crate)
  • For catsósmall, disposable litter box
  • Flat-buckled collar and I.D. tag with his or her name and your address and
  • phone number on it (consider tattooing or micro-chipping)
  • Leak-proof bottles of cold water with ice cubes in them
  • Pooper-scooper bags (a supply of plastic bags)
  • Leash or lead
  • A chew toy


  • Brush and regular grooming supplies
  • Dry shampoo
  • Sweater in case of cold weather
  • Your pet’s favorite toys or playthings
  • Camera
  • Collapsible traveling cage
  • Dog guard (when traveling by car)
  • Harness (when traveling by car)
  • Window grills (when traveling by car).

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