So it's time to go on vacation and there's no way you're leaving your precious toy poodle behind. So what kinds of supplies will you need when traveling with your little friend? You will need food, fresh water, something to protect him during the trip, possibly medications, and toys. Let's look at how these are all necessary items on your moving checklist.
Are you going to get hungry? Then so is your toy poodle. You always need to make sure you have some food on hand so that this little guy doesn't miss any meals. You certainly do not want any unwanted behaviors while you are enjoying your trip to the paradise of your choosing. Past history will tell you how your companion will handle food and travel. People can get carsick so you want to pay attention.
Keeping your toy poodle well hydrated is essential to his health. This is especially true when the travel environment of a car is a confined space that may be a few degrees warmer than he may be accustomed to. Along with the water you will want a bowl to pour it into unless he likes drinking out of the bottle. There may not always be clean, drinkable water available for your toy poodle so make sure you have plenty on hand.
By protection here we mean either some sort of canine seatbelt or a crate for him to travel in. Depending on your dog, a canine seatbelt may not be advisable, but there has to be some way to make sure that he is safe and confined. Leaving this delicate dog unprotected is not a good idea in the case that there is an accident. You will know based on previous travel experience which way works best with him.
Of course you will want to bring along all of your toy poodle's regular medications, but something extra might help too. By checking with your veterinarian you can see if any nausea medications or calming agents might be advisable. This all depends on your individual dog and how he reacts to travel. You don't want to stop a dozen times on the way to clean up the car because someone got queasy.
Everyone likes to be occupied on long trips. Keeping your toy poodle's attention fixed on favorite toys can ease his stress about being in the car and away from familiar surroundings. A couple treats might not hurt either, but you'll want to make sure he isn't the carsick type first.
Traveling with your toy poodle can take some thought, but it's mostly common sense. Your toy poodle will require just about everything your or I or a child might need if they were going on a trip. A little preparation goes a long way.