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5. Bring Everything You're Going to Need. Everything. (Within Reason.)

A new litter or a different food might not seem like a big deal to you, but for a pet in a new place, it could be a disaster. Some cats are very particular about the type of litter or litterbox they use, and when offered something other than what they're used to, they'd prefer to go on that lovely rug in the living room. Changing an animal's food or treats suddenly can lead to GI issues, which, well, we all know what that can cause. Familiar toys and bedding will help your pet to feel more comfortable and at home, and isn't that what we all want? So, for safety's sake, it's best to bring what your pet normally uses at home when at all possible. (And if your pet is on a regular prescription medication, make sure to bring enough so you don't run out while you're on the road.)

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