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• a copy of your pets vaccinations and registration
• your veterinarians telephone number
• a picture of your pet
• make sure your pet is very familiar with commands sit, stay, and come -> a pet in an unfamiliar area can be - nervous and may try to flee
• a towel and/or blanket
• make sure your pet is up to date on vaccinations
I've traveled a fair amount in North America and have found we have given emergency care to animals in most unlikely spots: A mother cat and kittens in a campground in Olympic National Park, an abandoned dog in a Texas highway rest area, a mother dog and puppies in California. Plus there always seems to be someone at a dog show who hasn't brought enough water. I've had dog collars get lost in brush and leashes break on beaches. Seems like I'm never prepared enough myself for unforeseen emergencies, but taking above precautions does make trip go a little more peaceful.
About Terrie Simpson: Terrie Simpson is a writer for Super K9 - A Comprehensive Online Resource To Help You Take Good Care Of Your Canine. She has been involved with dogs for well over twenty years and has achieved a number of tracking and other degrees on her dogs in that time.
You can view more of her work at http://www.superk9.com/