4 Tips For Traveling Without Your Pet + A Petcurean Giveaway

4 Tips For Traveling Without Your Pet + A Petcurean Giveaway

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Traveling without your pet

As many of you know, I travel often and it’s rare that I get to bring my dog, Skeeter, with me. Part of the responsibility that comes with having pets is making sure they’re taken care of when we can’t be home. I keep Skeeter safe and happy with these four simple tips. Traveling without your pet

1. Make sure to leave plenty of food. This is tip number one for me for several reasons. Playing around with Skeets food makes him anxious and really stresses him out. He has struggled with food allergies for as long as I can remember so after I finally discovered Petcurean SENSITIVITY + SHINE I vowed to never make changes to his food again. It took a little time for him to adjust but after a week I could see a drastic improvement in his skin and coat. For this reason, when I travel I make sure that if I have to leave him alone or in the care of someone else I leave specific instructions that they must use his food. Traveling without your pet

When it comes to leaving Skeeter alone, I also make sure he has enough food to cover all of the days I am gone plus 2 additional days. You never know when you may be delayed and are not able to make it back home in time. Skeeter is very good about monitoring his own food so I can usually leave out enough food for 3-5 days and he will eat until he’s full and walk away. My advice is it’s better to plan to leave too much, you won’t regret it! It’s always better to have food left over than to run out and send your caretaker scrambling to figure it out while you’re away or worse having them be forced to use food that your pet may be allergic to. Traveling without your pet

**GIVEAWAY ALERT** As I mentioned above, I recently switched Skeet over to Petcurean, a family-owned pet food company. Ever since making the switch to GO! SENSITIVITY + SHINE (which is high in protein and grain-free), his coat is shiny and he has no more flaky skin and I can’t stop raving about them! Petcurean uses high-quality, healthy ingredients that pets love. And I love the company because they take sustainability seriously.

I’m a HUGE fan of Petcurean so if you are looking to change up your furbabies food give them a try. I will be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to try out a bag. To enter to win all you have to do is leave me a comment below with details on why you are looking to make the switch to Petcurean. On November 8th I will randomly select one lucky winner who will receive one 6lb bag of dog kibble or one 4lb bag of cat kibble (winner’s choice)Traveling without your pet

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2. Make the right pet sitting arrangements. Beyond food, a big tip for me is making sure you line up the best care for your baby. The type of care you select will range based on your pets needs. For me, Skeeter dog actually does best at home, versus staying in a boarding facility. For this reason, when I travel I hire a dog walking company to visit twice a day to check on him. Traveling without your pet

They take him for a walk, refill his water, make sure he has food, and play with him for at least 30 minutes. While this works best for us, every family’s budget and their pets’ personalities are different, so explore all of your options. Maybe your dog can stay with a family member or friend, or maybe you can have someone stay at our place while you’re away. Still other dogs do great in a boarding facility. Boarding facilities with veterinarian services are particularly helpful if you have an elderly or special needs dog. Traveling without your pet

3. Make sure he has his favorite toys. Dogs can get anxious in unfamiliar settings and/or with unfamiliar people. Skeeter likes to stay busy with toys that squeak, ropes he can chew and he likes toys that challenge him to get a treat out of the center. These keep him from getting into mischief due to boredom. Consider also sending an old t-shirt you’ve just worn with your dog if he won’t be staying at home, so he has something with your scent on it to comfort him. Traveling without your pet

4. Have an emergency plan. Things happen whether we’re home or not. Make sure the person taking care of your dog knows exactly who to call and/or where to take him in the event of an emergency. Let that person also know where you keep the cleaning supplies, if the care will take place in your home, as well as any special instructions regarding your belongings or your pet’s medications. You should also plan for travel delays that could leave your dog without care altogether. Find out what will happen or what charges you’ll incur if you can’t make it back on time. Tell your neighbor or a friend that you’ll be gone, too, and provide them with a spare key in case they need to pop in and check on your furry family member. Traveling without your pet

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  1. Lynne B
    November 1, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I’m thinking about switching to Petcurean because of the quality ingredients. Our senior dog needs the extra nutrients and omegas to keep her healthy. We adopted her when she was 5 and want her to live a long, healthy life.

  2. November 2, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I don’t have a dog but I do have a cat. Cats are more independent than dogs so I guess it is always easier. We’d leave her in the garden with plenty of food and water in the garage and it worked so well

  3. November 2, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    We don’t have a dog yet but are hoping to get one in the next few years! We’ll have to keep this in mind for when the time comes!

  4. Cheryl
    November 2, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I’m looking to make the switch to Petcurean Now Fresh Grain Free Small Breed Senior Recipe because it’s full of nutritious ingredients and 100% fresh omega 3 & 6 oils.

  5. Remy
    November 2, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Never thought about it. Very useful article

  6. kelly reci
    November 2, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    This is a good idea! Im not into pets because of my allergy but my BFF will surely love this post! gonna share it!

  7. November 2, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    My dog, Buddy (my youngest now has his own family and I didn’t think that far ahead or I would not have let him name our dog), has very itchy skin now that he has reached his senior years. Petcurean sounds like it may help. I’ll talk to his dr. I like that they use high quality healthy ingredients, although Buddy has the final bark because if he don’t like it no one gets any peace. lol
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  8. November 2, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    This are really great ideas for pet owners!

  9. November 3, 2017 / 2:56 am

    This sounds like a really nice brand. And your tips and pointers are so helpful, leaving enough food and keeping the favorite toys is what I never forget. Your fur baby is so adorable.

  10. November 3, 2017 / 3:59 am

    We usually have a sitter that we entrust Riley to! He loves her and she takes good care of our fur baby which is the best arrangement ever. I think these are great tips!

  11. November 3, 2017 / 5:11 am

    These are some awesome tips! I’ll have to check out Petcurean, because I’m looking to switch up our fur baby’s food.

  12. November 3, 2017 / 5:19 am

    Yes these are some really good tips. I usually leave a lot of food out for my dog too. I have never heard of Petcurean before . I will have to keep an eye out for it when i go to the store.

  13. Heather
    November 3, 2017 / 6:10 am

    Thankfully my parents live close by and watch our pets when we are away. It’s easier to leave them when you know they’re in good hands. I haven’t tried this brand of food but it sounds like a great choice for my dog too.

  14. November 3, 2017 / 11:29 am

    What a great post! It’s definitely important that your dog feels comfortable and safe when you’re not going to be around for a few days.

  15. November 3, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I don’t have pets yet 🙁 But I want to so I will definitely keep this in mind for when this will happened!

  16. Shubhada Bhide
    November 3, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    These are really great tips and brand for dog pet lovers. I know someone who needs this tips and product, Will recommend this to her!

  17. Dee Johnson
    November 4, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I love that it’s grain-free. Grains can sometimes upset my pup’s tummy.

  18. November 4, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I have an orange tabby, Oscar. He wandered into our back yard 7 years ago, and just never left 🐈 He enjoys walking with us, cuddling, and eating. People are amazed when they see him walking right along us, without a leash 😀

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc
    November 4, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Looks like a great brand of dog food to try giving my fur child. We are total dog lovers and we always want to make sure our dog is as happy and as healthy as his human siblings.

  20. November 4, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    The last time we went out of town, my new boyfriend, 6 or 7 weeks together, haha, stayed ay our house to watch the house and my dog. He’s a cat person, but he digs Bing Bong.
    I want to try a healthier food for my big guy (he’s a Rhodesia Ridgeback) and see how he responds. He’s very active and it’s beautiful to watch him run and jump. He’s got a good coat, but his skin gets itchy unless we bathe him several times a week… and he HATES taking a bath. 75lbs of muscle is difficult to keep in the tub, to say the least. He’s up scratching in the middle of the night.

  21. Shurada oyekoya
    November 4, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    My pitbull Luke, would definitely benefit from a more sensitive diet. His vet recently suggested it due to him having very reactive skin to just about anthing from food to environment causing flaky skin or pyoderma. Maybe I’ll give this a try!!!

  22. November 4, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This big, silly boy… Bing Bong. Bongo. He came to us as Boosie… I hated it and it didn’t fit him.
    He’s 75lbs of affectionate, sweet natured, slightly dingdong and derpy… and cat-like dog. You know how people entertain their cats with a laser light or pen light? Val and I do it to Bing Bong with my dad’s Mag-Lite … he chases the light, barks at it… and tries to catch it. We shine it on the ceiling of the front porch, and move it from one end to the other… and he DASHES after it. At the edge of the porch, he leaps at it. Great exercise for him and serious laughter for us.

  23. November 5, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Wow! This is a great ideas for pet owners. I dont have a dog but i will definitely share this to my friends.

  24. Bridget
    November 5, 2017 / 1:11 am

    We are the guardians of Oliver the LA dog. A little Dorkie that started life out as an unwanted stray in the woods of Mississippi, and now walks the streets of LA as a prized member of his own family . Oliver loves to travel by plane and car and he usually goes everywhere we go. He did stay in his Aunt Leslie’s boarding kennel when we went on a cruise though.

  25. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    November 5, 2017 / 4:27 am

    These are such great tips! The dog will enjoy at home because of these, as well as how you enjoy your travel.

  26. November 5, 2017 / 6:39 am

    I always leave my pet to relatives..other than these tips are also good to keep in mind.

  27. November 6, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Great article and very informative. We don’t have that brand available here but I do purchase their food from the Vet as I know that these are the best for our babies, at the moment they on Montenego and doing well with it. If we stay away for a long period we either have a family member or friend to come by and check on them. Otherwise we check them into a “Doggy” Hotel if we have a reasonable amount of time ahead to book them in there, that is if they can’t come with us. Luckily there are many places available now that are “Pet” friendly.

  28. Mariam
    November 6, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I would love to switch to Petcurean because it’s a grain-free, wholesome brand, and I bet my dog would love it! Plus, if you recommend it, Courtney, I trust that endorsement and know that it’s good. 😉

  29. November 6, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    These are really great tips. Thank you so much. I have heard a lot of good things about Petcurran I plan to give it a try. Thanks again!!

  30. Josh S
    November 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I would really like to switch my cat over to this brand. I keep hearing good things about it. I want to keep him healthy by eating the right food

  31. Candy Rachelle
    November 7, 2017 / 12:14 am

    These are great tips. For sure, your dog will really enjoy his stay at home because of that toy and his food Petcurean. I will definitely recommend this to my cousin.

  32. November 7, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    My husband and I are planning a one-week beach vacation to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. We love our pet dog, but we’re not sure we want to take him with us. We’ll probably look into finding a good pet boarding service to use while we’re gone. I love your point about making sure your pet has their favorite toys while you’re away. It makes sense that dogs will get a little anxious when they’re in unfamiliar settings. Having their favorite toy can help them feel a little more relaxed.

  33. amanda whitley
    November 7, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    i am interested in switching my cats food to petcurean because i treat my cats like my kids and want the best for them

  34. November 18, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    It can be so hard traveling with your pet and sometimes people do not help at all! Good post.

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