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.
It’s essential to bear in mind that wherever you may be planning to go or with how you plan to get to your destination, you should see to it that your pet have a certain identification and that it is also wearing a collar and a tag with your contact information and your name. 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. In case you really need to bring your pet with you on a flight, below would be some things that you should consider to get an assurance that your pet will be safe while you travel them by air.
It is important that you consider booking a direct flight. This actually helps in lessening the chances with where your pet is left on tarmac in case there are extreme weather conditions or being mishandled by the baggage personnel.
See to it that you also consider making appointments with your pet’s veterinarian to have your pet checked. Before going on a trip, make sure that the vaccinations are updated and to also get a health certificate from the veterinarian for about 10 days before its 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 by car actually involves more than loading this in the back seat and going off, especially if you are going to be away for a long time or is going to travel long distances. Here are some of the things that you need to do:
Ensure that your pet is ready for a long trip. You could prepare them for the long trip by taking them first for several short drives.
You also need to make sure that they are well-ventilated in case you plan to place them inside a carrier or a crate. It needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.