How to get your dog ready for vacation

Here's a checklist for traveling with your dog.

You're packing up the whole family, canine included, for this year's holiday trip. You've got everything you need, just don't forget some essentials for the pooch!

Dog's passport
Double check to make sure you have your dog's tags, and any relevant paperwork with you. Bring the vet's phone number and also hold onto a photo of your pooch incase he wanders, The Bark suggested. 

Medications and treatments
Also remember to pack up any prescriptions or supplements that your dog takes to stay healthy. It wouldn't hurt to bring along Hartz® flea and tick treatment, which can keep away parasites that you might encounter along your travels. 

Water bottles and snacks
Finally, bring bottled water and food for your canine so they stay healthy and happy during vacation. Giving your dog too little or too much water can make them feel sick and give them kidney stones or organ failure, according to Dogster. A good serving size is about 1/2 ounce to an ounce of a dog's body weight per day. 

When you're ready to hit the road, treat your dog like any other member of the family. Buckle up and have fun!

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