Crucial Tips for Traveling with your Pet
For some pet owners, going on a trip could never be fun when your pet cannot come along. But, traveling can be stressful for you and your pet. If you ever have the plan to take a long trip together with your pet, consider following the tips below to get a safe and comfortable pet travel.
It is very important to bear in mind that wherever you may plan on heading or to how you plan to get there, you should see to it that your pet have an identification and that it is wearing a collar and tag which comes with your name and contact number imprinted on it. It’s also good if you consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet as well as to provide information regarding your travel destination.
Traveling by Plane
Unless your friend is small to be able to ride under your seat, it is actually best that you avoid traveling through 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.
One of the most important things that you should do is to book 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 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. Be sure to also contact the foreign office of the country where you plan on traveling in order for you to acquire more helpful information.
Traveling by Road
Traveling with your pet by car is more than just the case of loading them at the back seat of your car and going off immediately, especially if you will be traveling long distances or where you are going to be away for a long time. Here are some of the things that you need to do:
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 should also be large enough where your pet could sit, lie down and be able to turn around. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.