There’s nothing much better than jetting off to a new place. There’s also nothing much worse than leaving your pet alone while you do so. This year, instead of leaving your pets at home, take them with you on the adventure! We know how much we like to pamper ourselves on vacation, but if we take our pets along, we need to make sure we pamper them a bit as well. Take a look at some of the best ways to pamper your pets while traveling so that both you and your pet can have the best vacation yet!
Take Homemade Treats With You
Homemade treats are one of the best ways to pamper your pets in general, so bring them with you on your vacation as a sure-fire way to praise. No one loves treats more than pets, so put your baking skills to the test and make them a special treat. If you don’t trust you baking skills, find some high-quality treats online!
Bring a Comforting Space
A big mistake many people make when they take their pets with them on vacation is they forget to plan for a specific pet space. Whether in a hotel or vacation rental, on the beach or at the park, you need to have a space designated for your pet. They won’t feel comfortable if they don’t have an area they know is for them. Their favorite blanket or special play pen will benefit them in many ways, so bring either to put them at ease.
Add in Play Time
If you want your pet to feel comfortable and pampered on your trip, then you need to make time for play time. Don’t just bring your pet along if you intend to leave them in the room all day. Even if it’s just in the morning and at night, that’s better than leaving them alone all day and not having any time for fun.
Plan a Spa Day
If you plan to take a spa day, plan one for your pet as well. One of our favorite ways to pamper your pets is by planning a day where they get a good grooming in. Sure, most cats and dogs don’t look forward to bath time, but a good grooming experience will help them look and feel great!
Pay Attention to Their Needs
There’s a chance your pet will start to feel a bit more home sick than usual and a bit sooner than you will on a vacation. Help put your pets at ease just by simply paying attention to them. Don’t make them wait for a walk too long, feed them treats when they’ve been good, and give them pats when they’re anxious.
Give Lots of Praise
Similar to the tip above, make sure you give your pet lots of praise. This will help them have a better reaction for future trips and soothe any tensions. Praise and affection is a great way to show your pet how much you care, and it’s an easy way to pamper them on your travels!
Plan a Pet Specific Adventure
Finally, plan your pet their own adventure. You plan yourself fun, exciting activities during vacation, so make sure you add in at least one pet-friendly adventure for your furry friend. It’s a simple way to pamper them, and it will make them happy and bring a smile to your face!