Plan ahead and bring plenty of fresh water

Dog and water

Planning ahead helps keep travels fun and safe. Start with the basics. Make sure your dog is micro-chipped and wearing a nametag with your cell number. Bring some bags for puppy bathroom breaks. Whether you’re hiking the trails or hitting the beach, pack plenty of fresh water for you and your four-legged friends. Drinking from the ocean leaves dogs dehydrated. A few slurps of water containing tiny crustaceans or algae can trigger tummy troubles—and, large amounts can be downright dangerous.

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