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Tips and Tricks when traveling with a dog

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Our family has traveled with dogs many times and we understand the importance of preparing for a trip to ensure that both you and your furry friend have a pleasant experience. Today, we'd like to share our insights on what to pack when traveling to a vacation rental with your dog.

Let's start with the basics. First and foremost, make sure you have your dog's essentials, such as food, water, and a bowl. It's also a good idea to bring some of your dog's favorite toys and blankets to help them feel more comfortable in a new environment. It is critical to make sure your pet is up-to-date with all vaccinations and licensing before you take your vacation.

Now, let's talk about specific items you'll need when staying at a vacation rental on Amelia Island through AirBnB, VRBO or other short term rental platforms. These are my recommended items:

  1. A sturdy leash and collar – Amelia Island is known for its beautiful beaches, so you'll want to take your dog for long walks. A strong leash and collar will keep your dog safe and under control.
  2. Tick and flea prevention – Make sure your dog is protected with flea and tick medication. Amelia Island has a warm, humid climate and the last thing you'd want is to return home with extra critters.
  3. Sunscreen – If you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors, especially on the beach, pack some dog-friendly sunscreen to protect your dog's skin from harmful UV rays.
  4. Waste disposal bags – It's important to be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your dog. Pack enough poop bags to last the entire trip. Many short term rentals like FivePalmsFlorida offer waste disposal bags, but keep in mind it is the pet owner's responsibility to clean up!
  5. A first aid kit – Accidents happen, so it's always a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand. Make sure it includes items such as bandages, antiseptic, and tweezers. Remember that a dog's nose is their gateway to the world and our furry friends have sensitive sniffers!
  6. A crate or carrier – If your dog is crate-trained or prefers to be in a carrier, bring it along. It will provide them with a comfortable and familiar space to relax in.
  7. Contact information for a local veterinarian – In case of an emergency, it's important to have the phone number and address of a local veterinarian on hand. Many short term rentals and AirBnB or VRBO rentals on Amelia Island have a list of emergency locations in their welcome book. Our friends and FivePalmsFlorida have a go-to list in case of emergencies.
  8. BONUS: Keep your dog well hydrated. Bring a water bottle for your pet!

By packing these essential items, you and your furry friend will be well-prepared for a fantastic vacation rental experience on Amelia Island. Remember to also follow any rules or guidelines set by the property owner or AirBnB host to ensure a smooth and stress-free stay.

Happy travels!