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Worried About Travelling Australia with Your Dog?

Will your dog handle the long drives and new environments? How can you protect your car from muddy paws and shedding fur? Let's dive into practical tips and must-haves for a smooth journey for travelling Australia with your dog.

3 Essentials for a Comfortable Ride

  1. Secure Your Dog Safely: Use a Heavy Duty Waterproof Dog Car Hammock to keep your dog comfy and your car clean. This hammock creates a cosy space for your dog and protects your seats from scratches and dirt. For dog owners who prefer your dog in the trunk of your car, try the Waterproof Pet Cargo Cover for your dogs comfort and safety.
  2. Hydration and Snacks: Always carry enough water and a portable dog bowl. Pack your dog’s favourite treats for easy access during breaks.
  3. Comfort Breaks: Plan stops every 2-3 hours to let your dog stretch and relieve itself. Look for pet-friendly rest areas or parks along your route.

Keeping Your Dog Entertained for Long Journeys 

Interactive toys are great for long trips when travelling Australia with your dog:

  • Puzzle Toys: Stimulate your dog's mind with treat-dispensing puzzles.
  • Chew Toys: Durable chew toys can keep your dog busy for hours.
  • Squeaky Toys: A favourite for many dogs, these can provide comfort and distraction.

General Tips for Travelling with Dogs in Australia

Familiarise Your Dog with Car Rides

Take short trips to get your dog used to the car, gradually increasing the duration before embarking on a long journey.

Health Check-Up

Visit the vet for a health check before your trip. Ensure vaccinations are up-to-date and carry medical records with you.

Identification

Make sure your dog has a collar with an ID tag. Consider a microchip for added safety. It's also worth purchasing our Dog Tracker for just $29.99, to ensure you know where your dog is at all times!

Safety Advice for Dog Owners

First Aid Kit

  • Include essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and tweezers.
  • Know basic first aid for dogs or keep a guide handy.

Emergency Contacts

Have contact details for a vet near your destination. Know the location of pet-friendly hospitals along your route.

Sun Protection

  • Australia’s sun can be harsh. Ensure your dog has plenty of shade and stays hydrated. Opt for bringing along a Dog Cooling Bed to keep your dog cool in the heat. 
  • Consider dog-friendly sunscreen for dogs with lighter fur.

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