Category: Pets & Animals
Crucial Tips for Traveling with your Pet
For many pet owners, a trip is never complete and fun when your pet can’t come along. However, traveling can be stressful for you and your pet. When you have the plans in taking a long trip together with your pet, below are some of the tips that will be able to help you get guarantees for a safe and comfortable pet travel.
You need to take note that wherever you may be headed or how you plan on getting there, you need to make sure that your pet comes with a certain identification and is wearing a collar as well as a tag that comes with your name and contact information. You should also consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet with your travel destination.
Traveling by Plane
Unless your pet is small and could fit under your seat, it’s actually best to avoid traveling by air with your pets. When you really need to bring your pet with you on the flight, below are some of the things that you need to consider in order to ensure that your pet is safe while traveling by air.
It is important that you consider booking a direct flight. This could actually help in decreasing the cases with where your pet is left on the tarmac during times of extreme weather conditions or perhaps going to be mishandled by baggage personnels.
See to it that you also consider making appointments with your pet’s veterinarian to have your pet checked. Before your scheduled trip, make sure that the vaccinations are updated and that you get a health certificate from the veterinarian for about 10 days before the scheduled departure. Make sure to also contact the foreign office about the country where you are traveling to get more helpful information.
Traveling your pet through car involves the case of just loading it in the back seat and then traveling immediately, especially if you are going to travel long distances or you are planning to be away for a long time. Below would be some things that you must consider doing:
Ensure that your pet is ready for a long trip. You could actually prepare them by taking them with you on several short distance trips.
Keep them ventilated as well when you will place them in a crate or a carrier. It needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.