Tips For Flying With Your Dog: Carry-On Dog Essentials
Below is a checklist to help make packing your dog's carry-on items for your flight easy. Remember, less is more! When you travel with your dog, having a lot of stuff can make the whole process harder.
I try to fit everything in/on his carrier and then if needed I will put a few things in my backpack.
Make sure to check with your airline for the correct measurements.
Harness & Leash
I take Hudson's harness and leash off on the flight and I connect it to the outside of the carrier. This makes it easy to grab when I need to put it back on. I have been traveling with our @pipollipetsupply harness.
Packing your dog's favorite treats can help when your dog is in its carrier. It can help distract them. I recommend bringing a little food in case your checked bag doesn’t make it.
Collapsible Water Bowl
I always travel with a water bowl for Hudson. This one is easy to store and fits perfectly in his carrier's side pouch. You can also clip it onto the outside.
Hudson can get cold pretty easily. When we are traveling I pack his favorite little sweater. You can also pack a blanket.
Bathing Wipes (For Paws)
These will come in handy. After using the pet-relief areas you will want to wipe their paws.
I keep his poop bags attached to his leash. They are easy to get to when we get off the plane with his harness & leash.
I always pack pet CBD. I love that it helps Hudson so much. I have used it since he was a puppy.
Dogs Records (If Airline Requires)
Each airline has different requirements. When we flew United they asked for Hudson's rabies vaccine date. When we flew Delta they did not ask for records.
Ex: Health Certificate, Rabies
Medication (If Needed)
Packing your dog's medication in your carry-on bag is important. If your checked bag doesn’t make it, then you will have their medication with you.
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