Travelling with your Pug
How to take care of your pug while travelling
Whenever you are planning to take a long trip whether it is by a train or by a car, it should be your main priority to take your little companion with you instead of leaving him with that not so well known neighbor next door. It is in your best interest to also make this ride as pleasant as you possibly can by getting rid of your pug’s severely stressful burdens of traveling.
The first optional step in improving your dog’s traveling experience is purchasing a dog crate. This is especially useful if you are afraid that your cute puppy might do something unpleasant onto your brand new upholstery. Even if it wasn’t the case in the past you never know how it can surprise you!
If you have any passengers in your car or somebody else is driving, instead of putting your pug in a cage it may be a good idea for someone to just hold it on her/his lap. Your dog will surely appreciate the feeling of being loved and that fast will significantly ease the stress and anxiety it might have.
If your puppy shows positive reactions by being cuddled you can try to gently rock your legs back and forth to further calm him down. Just be warm towards it in general and your efforts will be rewarded. We honestly hope you didn’t take it for an off-road course!
If keeping your companion close and showing him love by hugging isn’t enough, the case may be it will need some additional, specific medication to prevent it from getting sick and help it relax. Carsickness and travel anxiety in dogs isn’t as rare as you might think! There is a variety of available dog meds out there so the best idea is to ask your veterinarian for a suitable one for your unique pug.
Another important formal point is to take your dog’s ID tags with you. It doesn’t matter how far are going, your dog might get lost in a place that he is not familiar with and it will save you a lot of trouble to track it if that happens.
Both while traveling and when you arrive at your destination it will be a good idea to bring with you a few toys and items that your little friend is familiar with. It will help it to cope with loneliness and being homesick.
To stay well hydrated be sure to take some water both for you and your adorable dog! As you probably know traveling robs your organism of water supply pretty quickly and for dogs there isn’t much difference. Stock yourself up with plenty of water and food to be able to survive in case of any unwanted car malfunctions.
Also remember that drinking water will cause obvious effects! Make sure to stop often so you let your pug use bathroom and take it for a little walk, it will be a benefit for both of you! Getting some fresh air now and then and moving around will surely refresh your dog.
You can also train it to traveling by habituation. Just take your pug for short rides from time to time and it will be well prepared for longer trips.
Try to take all those steps into consideration and implement them! You will be amazed how much they do help. Traveling with your pug will be a breeze in no time!