Traveling With French Bulldogs
Traveling with French Bulldogs, Pugs, or any flat-faced breed has its own set up additional issues, but the tips below refer to all dogs. Enjoy!
By the way, here are some great tips from Priority One Jets.
Below are a few tips and hints I have learned in the years of traveling with dogs.
Traveling with French Bulldogs – Tips & Hints
• Make sure your dog is accustomed to traveling before your trip. Even if it is just a few car rides around the blog.
• Take plenty of water from home and the food your dog is used to eating. If it is a move, or extended trip start giving your dog bottled water in advance so they are used to it and stick to that brand of water while traveling.No upset tummies allowed on your fun trip!
• Also, ensure your dog has a clean ill of health and is up to date on any required vaccinations OR has the appropriate titers. Pop the proof of vaccinations in the glove box, just in case.
• Identification is needed, of course. Microchip in place, collar, tags, id (put cell phone number on permanent tag) and even a local number where you will be staying can be added.
• Crates should be used for traveling with your dog. I know it is tempting to have your buddy as co-pilot, but they are safer in a crate. Airbags are lethal for uncrated dogs in the front seat. Plus, the temptation to pet or play with them is too tempting for most of us. No texting, no loose dogs!
• Tip: Have two sets of keys to the car, park in shade, leave the car locked and the a/c running and dash in and out as quickly as you can. This tip is just for a “pit stop” aka bathroom break, as a/c systems can fail.
• For traveling with more than one dog, take an exercise pen. It will make things easier for you all.
• It makes a great photo, but don’t let your dog hang their head out the window. They can get all manner of junk, dust and debris in their eyes and it only takes a moment for one to hop out at a stop sign!
• While we do not recommend you tranquilize your dog, as their breathing may be impaired, especially Frenchies, but our friend, Kathy of The Blissful Dog does have an amazing all-natural relaxation and anxiety support product. Her The Blissful Dog RELAX Roll-On is perfect to help take the edge off a stressed or anxious dog’s nerves.
May traveling with French Bulldogs be a pleasant and fun together time for you and your dogs.