These are some items you can pack when you travel with your pet:
Medications. Before you leave, consult with your vet. Pick up refills of any medications your pet will need while you are away.. And find out whether or not there are any concerns about the area to which you are traveling. You might want make extra preparations when traveling to areas with fleas or ticks. You also need to check your pets documents and vaccinations.
Kennel or carrier. Some places ask that you kennel your pet if you are going out and leaving him in the room. The kennel is also a safe way for your pet to travel; please don’t let your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck; he could fall out and suffer serious injuries. If you travel by airplane you are obliged to take a carrier or kennel, whether your dog stays with you in the cabin or travels in the heated luggage cabin. Ask the airline for more information on traveling with pets.
Food and bowls! Keeping your pet on the same diet that he’s accustomed to will help to prevent the dreaded ‘messy butt’ or vomiting. If your pet has a sensitive stomach, you may also want to bring water.
Stain remover/cleaning supplies.. just in case! Please be courteous and clean up as much pet hair, etc. as you can. A good quality lint brush or pet hair roller is always useful!
Plastic bags so that you can pick up after your pet.
Grooming tools – including a comb and/or brush, nail clippers, pet shampoo, and anything else your pet needs. Your active pet may end up needing a bit of a ‘touch-up’ after a happy day hard at play!
Extra towels – for wiping those muddy paws and wet or dirty bodies!
Collar and leash(es). If you are traveling to a remote area, consider bringing an extra leash – just in case one of them breaks.
Bedding. Your pet will feel at ease in a strange place when he has his own bedding.
Identification. Be sure to record the license numbers, tattoo numbers, and microchip numbers of your pets and bring this list with you.
Vaccination records and other documents. If you are traveling to another European country, be sure to check what types of vaccinations your pet will need. Bring an up-to-date record with you. Also check with both your home country and the countries you cross or stay in to see whether or not there are any special requirements for either traveling into the country, or returning to your own.
Recent photo. If your pet is lost while you are traveling, the photo will come in handy when describing him to others.