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What would you bring packing for your hav for a three day trip to a forest/ocean cabin? I know the basics, like leash collar food ect, but is there some stuff that would slip my mind that i may need?

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Depending on how far you go...I always take water from home.



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I always pack water, their grooming tools-shampoo & conditioner. Bowls for them to eat out of-water bowls-toys-towels-
I am packing for mine to go to my vet's for boarding for nine days. I am sending their water-food-collars-harness-leads-vitamins-supplements-toys-beds-sheet from home-and before I take them probably a few more things. This is the first time I am boarding them for longer than I like.

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I agree with bringing water from home, or else bottled water. We've learned that safe is better than sorry with a fluffy-butt white dog in the car on long road trips.

We also always bring Kodi's plastic travel crate with us when we travel. It is his "cozy place" and makes him feel at home no matter where we go. When Kodi was younger, we also brought an ex-pen, but he really doesn't need that anymore.


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doggie first aid kit (including benedryl for bites and stings, peroxide to induce vomiting after eating something poisonous, bandages, etc), deskunking shampoo if you're going to an area that has skunks, brush, bed, water and food bowls, food, treats, bed, crate, toys, leash, collar, long tether, phone number for your vet and an emergency vet close to where you are going.

i have a travel list for my dogs on my computer saved. i open it up and do the checklist the night before i go!
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I'm pretty sure everyone else already covered all the basics. I justed wanted to add my opinion, I definitely agree with the all your grooming tools. They are not something I normally take with me (other than just the brush or comb) but you are most likely going to end up with a wet dog (Ocean), dirty/leafy coat (Forest) or both. Also the vet phone numbers and traveling crate are great ideas too. And depending on how far your traveling some type of car harness/car seat is probably a good idea. Whenever I take mine anywhere I just make sure to have the bowls, enough food and water, leashes/collars, treats, a few toys, and the crates.

Think over your daily routine and definitely pack anything you use or your dog needs every day that won't be available where you are traveling.

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And depending on how far your traveling some type of car harness/car seat is probably a good idea.
This should be standard fro EVERY trip in the car. A loose small dog is a missle in an accident, and is very likely to be killed in an accident that only injure human beings.

Dogs should ALWAYS be either in a crate or a CAR harness (with or without a booster seat... that doesn't really matter from a safety standpoint) ANY time the car is moving, no matter how short or long the trip.


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This should be standard fro EVERY trip in the car. A loose small dog is a missle in an accident, and is very likely to be killed in an accident that only injure human beings.

Dogs should ALWAYS be either in a crate or a CAR harness (with or without a booster seat... that doesn't really matter from a safety standpoint) ANY time the car is moving, no matter how short or long the trip.
Yeah, this was driven home to me the other day when a car ran a red light as I was going through the intersection (and honked at me as if I were the one doing the wrong thing - missed me by inches, I think, though it all happened so fast I couldn't really tell). Jasmine was in the front seat, and I don't have a harness for her or my lab. Where can I get good ones?
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This is the one I have:




I got mine locally, at an independent pet supply store. But Amazon has this one and at least one other that looks good. The important parts are that it have a wide, padded breast piece to spread out any impact as much as possible, and that it be designed in a way that the seatbelt can be easily slid through it.

You can use these with a booster seat, or what we do is just put a donut bed on the seat. He gets buckled into his harness and quickly falls fast asleep in his bed. If you don't have to use your seats for other purposes, or don't take your dog places a lot, a booster seat may be nice. But if you have to constantly move something to allow HUMANS to ride in your car, the donut-bed and harness combination is much easier to throw in the back! Would he like to be able to look out the window? Maybe... I honestly don't know. He rode in a soft-sided carrier when he was with the Kings, and changed immediately to the donut bed arrangement when we got him. He has always seemed very comfortable.

Oh, and one advantage to the donut bed that I KNOW he likes is that because it sits directly on the seat, I can turn on the seat warmer for him in the winter. He LOVES that!!!


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