See the Vet
Switching up your pet’s diet while on a vacation is a terrible idea. While you might be going somewhere to try the local fare, your animal should stick to what they eat back home, otherwise this could end up with a big smelly mess. Animal’s dietary tracts are much more sensitive than ours so the slightest switch up can cause a bad bout of diarrhea. The same goes for switching up their water too quickly. To ease the stress on their tummies, bring plenty of their normal food and bring a gallon of water from your home’s tap. Slowly wean them off the home tap by combining it with the local tap.
Make sure that each place you plan on stopping is animal friendly. The worst thing would be to get to a hotel to find out that they have very stringent pet rules. Call ahead and save yourself that headache.
Cargo Hold Advice
If you have a Pug or a Chow Chow, you should never let your animals travel in the cargo hold of a plane. These breeds have nasal passages that make them especially susceptible to oxygen deprivation. Talk to your vet and the airline to see what other options are available.
Traveling with animals can be a lot of fun but you need to do your homework. Make sure you pack wisely and prepare for any possible hitch in the itinerary. If you perform the necessary preparation, it can be a vacation you and your pet will always cherish.