Summer Travel with your Pet

Summer Travel with Your Pet 

Taking your pets with you on a summer trip is a wonderful way to bond with them. Preparing for summer travel with your pets does take some time and effort, however. At Northwood Veterinary Hospital, we offer a range of services to help keep your pets safe and healthy. A veterinarian in Northwood, NH, on our is here to help your pets stay safe and healthy when traveling in the summer.

Get Your Pets’ Vaccinations Updated

Before setting out on your trip, it can be a good idea to make sure your pets have updated vaccines. Consider having them vaccinated against kennel cough, canine influenza, or other diseases if you don’t normally get these vaccines. Our animal hospital can help update your pets’ vaccinations for you.

Prevent Flea and Tick Problems

If you’re doing outdoor travel, such as camping, make sure your pets have flea and tick prevention. Ticks can spread illnesses to pets, while fleas can cause itchiness and major infestations. We can help you choose flea and tick preventative products to keep your pets safe.

Stock up on Pet Supplies

Gather everything your pets will need for your trip in one spot for easy packing. This may include a first aid kit, leash, secure collars with their IDs, food and water bowls, pet food, bottled water, treats, toys, or a bed or crate if needed.

Make Sure Your Pets Have Microchips with Updated Information

The last thing you want is for your pets to run off while you’re traveling. If this happens, microchips provide valuable information that can help anyone who finds them return them to you. Check your pets’ microchip information to see if it has your current contact information. If your pets haven’t been microchipped, consider having this done before you leave.

Keep Dogs on a Leash

No matter how well-behaved your dogs are at home, they can be unpredictable when you’re traveling. Keep pets on a leash when you’re out of the car so that they don’t run away and get lost in unfamiliar surroundings. Consider using a leash and harness for more control over your pets.

Protect Pets from the Sun and Heat

Heat stroke can be deadly for pets. Provide shade outside or air conditioning inside while you travel. Make sure pets have plenty of water and don’t leave them alone in your car.

Get Pet Care from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

If your pets need vaccinations, flea and tick control, a pet wellness exam, or other services before travel, contact us at Northwood Veterinary Hospital in Northwood, NH. A veterinarian at our animal hospital can help make sure your pets are ready for a safe and enjoyable summer trip. Call us at (603) 942-8368 for more information.


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If you have an Emergency with your pet during our open hours, please call 603-942-8368 and be prepared to bring your pet in immediately. If you need to have emergency medical attention when we are closed, please call CAVES in Concord at 603- 227-1199 or Port City in Portsmouth at 603-433-0056. Both hospitals will keep us up to date on your pet’s care so we can coordinate treatment, if needed.

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