On the Move: A Dog Travel Bag and Checklist for Transporting Your Pup

On the Move: A Dog Travel Bag and Checklist for Transporting Your Pup

On the Move: A Dog Travel Bag and Checklist for Transporting Your Pup

When taking a trip with your dog, it's important to be prepared. Click here for a guide to the best dog travel bag and other necessities.

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Did you know that more than 2 million pets are transported on American air carriers each year? This is great news if you'd love to bring your dogs along on your next vacation, but traveling with your pets is no walk in the park.

Your dogs can't pack their own bags, so you'll need to think about what equipment to pack, their medical needs, and which dog travel bag is best for your pets.

To make your life easier, we've put together this handy travel checklist for transporting your pooch.

Travel Bag

As a dog owner, your first priority is to keep your pooch safe. In a busy airport or bus terminal, your small dog could easily be trampled underfoot.

The best way to keep your furry friend safe is in a dog-carrying bag. The Scotch and Company is the best dog travel bag for any occasion. It has a padded shoulder strap and a soft Sherpa lining to ensure maximum comfort for you and your pup. Check out our website to find out more about these cute dog travel bags.


Dogs come with a surprising amount of equipment. You’ll need to make sure you pack a harness or leash for their daily walks as well as food and water bowls. Collapsible bowls are great as they take up less space.

Check ahead to make sure your destination has safe drinking water. If not, you’ll have to pack bottles of water for your furry friend. Read your dog’s food packaging carefully to make sure it can withstand fluctuating temperatures.

Medical Supplies

If you are traveling across borders, you’ll need to pack your dog’s medical history documents to prove that your pooch has been vaccinated and is healthy. It’s best to pack multiple copies in case border officials need to keep the documents.

Chat to your vet about your travel plans so that they can give your dogs some medication in case of travel sickness. Don't forget to pack flea and tick meds as well as allergy medication.

If your dog does get sick, you should have some basic cleaning supplies on hand. Wet wipes, a lint roller, paper towels, and waste bags will ensure you’re prepared for any nasty surprises.


Doggy bedding is a tricky thing to organize when traveling. It's often too bulky to pack. Small cushions and blankets are great options for an emergency or makeshift bed.

A luxury small dog travel bag, like the Scotch Company, can double as a doggy bed while you are on the move. The soft lining and padded interior will provide a comfortable place for your dog to sleep.


Your pooch is used to roaming freely around your house. Being stuck in a travel bag while waiting at the airport or driving in the car is sure to lead to boredom and frustration. Make sure to pack a variety of toys for your pup to play with.

Avoid anything with a squeaker or it’ll soon drive you crazy. A Kong toy will keep your furry friend entertained and stop them from chewing on anything they shouldn’t.

For added enjoyment, fill the hollow Kong with peanut butter then freeze it. Your pup will happily lick away at the frozen filling for hours!

You Can't Go Wrong With a Scotch and Company Dog Travel Bag

If you can't bear to leave your furry friends at home, pack them in a pet carrier bag and bring them along on your adventure.

The Scotch and Company dog carrier purse is the best dog bag for travel. Not only was it designed with comfort in mind, but it's super stylish too!

Head on over to the Scotch and Company website today to find the perfect dog travel bag for you!