Going on a family vacation requires a lot of long preparations. Pets can be a great company for your toddler, so if you decide to bring your cat, dog or some other pet to a trip as well, be sure to think about their essentials as well. You’re not taking just an animal, but another family member with you, and they’ll have to be taken care of as well as anyone else. Here are some of the necessary items for your packing list.
Since toddlers use shampoos, soaps and other toiletries made for kids, be sure to bring them with you, because you won’t find them in your hotel bathroom. What’s more, children tend to have sensitive skin and can get rash or some allergic reaction, so diaper cream should always be in your luggage. Don’t forget to pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, comb and other children necessities that you use every day.
Both your child’s and your pet’s toys should be one of the top items on the packing list. These will be especially useful during the trip. If you have to travel for hours to your holiday destination, both children and pets will need their entertainment in order to be calm. Therefore, avoid all the fussing, barking or misbehaving and pack some of their favorite toys.
First Aid Kit
Injuries are sometimes unavoidable part of a vacation. This is especially true if you have a restless child that likes to run, climb everywhere and explore the world around themselves. Adventurous pets who love to stick their noses and paws everywhere might end up with some bumps and scratches as well. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so be sure you have premade first-aid kit as well. Don’t forget to bring antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, a thermometer, tweezers, a roll of cloth, instant cold packs, cotton swabs, bandages, gauze rolls, and gauze pads.
Every pet has their own diet regimen, since you’ve been giving them the specific type of food at home. Therefore, don’t forget to bring your pet’s favorite food to a vacation. If you have a dog, buying delicious Royal Canin treats would be a great choice, since they’re nutritious, and will keep your dog strong and full of energy.
Double the Supplies
When you often travel with your little one, you learn that you can never have too much clothing, pajamas, diapers, or wipes. Therefore, be sure to always have a spare outfit and an extra pajama for every night. Diaper malfunctions happen suddenly, and you don’t want to be caught off guard. Furthermore, bring more diapers than you think you need, because you may run out of them in the middle of the vacation, and can’t get exactly those that your toddler uses until you get back home.
Cats and dogs should always have their ID tag on them. They tend to wander off at some point, and if they can’t find their way back to you, ID will be of great help if somebody finds them. With a pet’s name and owner’s local contact information, you’ll make sure that anyone can call you and return your pet to you.
Packing for a family vacation includes a myriad of necessities that will make your holiday much easier. However, when your pet is traveling with the family as well, you have to be even more prepared and think about all of their essentials as well. Be sure to bring toiletries, a bunch of clothes, diapers and wipes; treats, toys, first aid-kid and all the medications, as well as to put an ID tag on your pet. All of these necessities will keep your toddler and your pet safe; you’ll be carefree and able to enjoy the vacation to the fullest.