A Dog's Round-the-World Packing List

When we first set off on this big travel adventure with Chewy and Abby, we didn't know how much gear we would need or want.  In fact, the essentials boils down to a pretty short list which I've shared below.  When we take short trips with them, we usually dump all of this stuff into a standard school-size backpack or a duffle bag.  In Europe, we kept their stuff in a plastic bin so that it was separate from the rest of our things.  Either way, these are the essentials to keep your doggie happy while on the road.

In addition to the below, we also pack the following:

- Dog food
- Dog treats
- Pet passport and most recent vaccination records
- Collar with tags that list the dogs' names, international cell phone number, and e-mail address
- Benadryl for Abby's allergies and Glucosamine/Chondriton and Baby Aspirin for Chewy's arthritis

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We're a bit late to the party tonight but some of our favorite traveling dog bloggers have posted their doggie packing lists, as well.  Check out their posts here:

- Montecristo Travels’ dog travel packing tips
- Dog Jaunt’s dog travel packing tips
- The Ramble's packing tips

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11/09/2012 00:47
Jenn
I read all these posts and am surprised no one listed a key packing essential: A pet first aid kit. You can make your own or buy a pre-made version online. They are small and portable, and slip into any tote or backpack. We have a full-size one on hand at home, and a mini version for hiking trips and other excursions.
11/09/2012 13:14
What generally comes in a pet first aid kit?
11/27/2012 10:42
Jenn, I'm curious, too. What do you put in your first aid kit? We generally just carry a small bottle of Benadryl for Abby's allergies and a bottle of baby aspirin for Chewy's arthritis but don't carry anything else. Would love to know!
11/27/2012 11:36
Jenn
Glad there is so much interest in the pet first aid kit. I'm in the process of moving from Chicago to DC but will post the contents of Luna's kit next week. Cheers!
11/09/2012 13:16
Thanks again for joining us! I've never heard of the hammock seat cover before!
11/27/2012 11:35
Jenn
Glad there is so much interest in the pet first aid kit. I'm in the process of moving from Chicago to DC but will post the contents of Luna's kit next week. Cheers!
12/19/2012 07:14
What about a pet carrier?

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