Having a go-bag for our puppy Donut has been a lifesaver for us. Any time we go for a walk, we don’t forget a single item because it is all packed away beforehand.
One instance where we fully appreciated a go-bag was when Donut had to be rushed to an emergency vet because she choked on a kibble. In one quick swoop, all her items and vet records were with us when we got to the vet.
I’m here to share the items we pack:
Treats and kibbles:
During walks, vet visits, or training sessions-treats and kibbles are necessary to reward and affirm your pup. We always have a day’s worth of kibbles and treats for our daily activities.
Collapsible Bowl & Water
I generally do not allow Donut to use communal dog bowls in water stations because it only takes one sick dog to use it before Donut is infected. We bought these bowls on Carousell for $2 dollars each and Donut can drink anytime and anywhere.
Singapore’s weather has been extremely unpredictable. It’s raining very hard then a few minutes later, it fee
ls like the heat of the sun is piercing my skin. I’ve learned to prevent heatstroke by bringing a portable fan for Donut. There isn’t always shade or air-conditioning in places we walk our dog but this fan allows us to make them a bit more comfortable everywhere.
Wet Wipes and Plastic Bags
Accidents happen, dogs get messy. From rolling around mud to pooping and peeing in random places, these items help me get Donut clean again.
You’ll never know when you’ll be needing this go-back quickly for an emergency visit. It’s always good to have your vet records on hand in order to give more information to the acting vet. Additionally, some restaurants and dog friendly places ask for proof of vaccination status before dogs can enter their premises.
We hope this checklist has helped you as a pawparent! With our furkids, it’s always better to be overprepared than underprepared.