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Become an expert in the care and feeding of Fido with the advice in this Howcast video series. You'll learn how to give your dog a haircut with clippers; get rid of fleas; get skunk smell off a dog; clean your dog's ears, help an aging dog; put your dog on a diet; make your own dog food and treats; massage your dog; trim your dog's nails; clean his teeth; give him a pill; and much more.
You Will Need
- Your dog’s vaccination records
- A dog collar
- Identification tags
- A dog crate or restraining harness
- A sturdy leash
- Plastic bags
- Two bowls
- Dog food
- Masking tape
Update your dog's vaccinations and get a copy of the records. They are important if your dog is boarded or requires emergency care during the trip.
Get your dog a well-fitting collar that includes an identification tag with your contact information.
Get a properly labeled, airline-approved crate for your dog if you'll be flying. Ask the airline what papers you need to bring.
Determine where your dog should ride in the car. In a crate is the safest place, but a restraining harness with seat belt attachment will also work.
Stop frequently for exercise and bathroom breaks. Use plastic bags to clean up after your dog. Offer your dog fresh water in a bowl.
Feed your dog when you arrive at your destination or when you stop for the day. Include fresh drinking water.
Give your dog a short walk to let him relax and unwind. He’s had a big day, and now you can both enjoy some well-earned down time.