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Traveling With Your Pet to Big Bear Lake, CA

Things to Bring:

Besides your traveling etiquette, it's always a good idea to pack accordingly. They'll need food, toys, cages, leashes, etc. That’s why we compiled a list of things to bring to your pet friendly rental cabin.

Pet Indentification Tag: If you don't already have one we highly encourage you to get one before your trip. You should have your address and phone number on it. You may consider putting your cell phone, home phone, email address. It would also be a great idea to get a tag that you could put the information of where you will be staying.

Leash: It is recommended that all dogs be on a leash in public areas.

Dog harness for car safety: this is a must and will be safer for your dog as well as others riding in the car should there be an incident.

Pet Records: Pets are like your children, anytime you travel anywhere out of range from your pets veterinarian it is best to consider bringing along your pets records in the event of an emergency or other issue that requires taking a visit to the local vet.

Consider discussing with your veterinarian that you will be traveling to the mountains and want to know if there were recommended vaccines since you will have your dog in conditions that are different from their regular environment.

Collar: Make sure the collar your dog wears has an appropriate tag for identification with your contact information. We have found that pets can become excitable in diverse surroundings and react to things unlike they do at home. As a precaution, identification helps when these times occur. It can mean the difference of retrieving your pet or not.

Familiar Items: Another issue that should be considered to make travel easier on your dog is to make sure you bring along all his/her items that they are familiar with, their own food and water bowls, their bed, favorite toy, leash, and kennel. Bringing these items along will go a long way in making the transition a little easier when taking your pet out of its familiar surroundings.

Food: Make sure to bring the food they are used to eating as introducing new food can bring on un-wanted tummy upsets. Trying to avoid and minimize trouble inducing issues will greatly enhance everyone’s vacation experience.

Kennels: Kennels are a great way of making your pet feel at home even when they are not. When pets are unfamiliar with their environment they have a tendency to be more skittish which will cause a natural instinct to bark and create more trouble by disturbing the peace in the neighborhood. Another issue can be one of exploration which opens the door to finding damage relating to chewing, tearing, scratching doors and walls, unbridled urinating or defecating. There can also be certain items in a home that could potentially be a hazard to an unsupervised pet. Kennels are also a great place for refuse instead of opting to keep your dog in the car. Whether changes suddenly without warning. Although we do not get extreme heat, heat can and will build up in a parked car even when the windows are cracked for air. This can lead to potentially dangerous conditions for your dog. All of these issues can be avoided by simply putting your precious pet in their own kennel where they will feel comfort and secure until Mommy and Daddy come home to play.

General Recommendations:

Don’t forget that you are in a mountain environment. Even when you don’t see wildlife in front of your eyes, it is all around you. Never leave a dog unattended outdoors, even in a fenced yard. Pets have been known to get bit by raccoons and other wildlife. Even worse, the wolves are ever present, especially during the early evenings and late night hours. Make sure to watch your dog when you allow him/her to go out to potty at night. NEVER take for granted they are safe.  Please, always be vigilant over the protection of your animal.

It is recommended that all dogs be on a leash in public areas.
Once you feel it is safe to allow your pet to go off leash you are welcomed to do so. Do be cautious and make sure you feel confident that Fido won’t want to do his own searching and go off in a different direction not listening to your cries to stop. The natural surroundings of the forest and/or the lush hiking trails with lots of interesting things to explore is quite tempting to a doggy, even the most obedient ones! Good as they can be, they do not mean to ignore your cries, they just may be so distracted with pleasure in his own explorations; you may find yourself on an adventure you didn’t quite bargain for.

Last but certainly not least, you will need to remember to pick up after your dog. Whether Fido leaves presents around the property or somewhere in the general public, it is the pet owner’s  responsibility to respect others by cleaning up after their pet.

 

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