Things to Take Note When Traveling with your Pet
For most pet owners, traveling without your pet is never a full fun. However, traveling can be stressful for you and your pet. But when you are ever planning to take a long trip with your pet, below would be some of the things that could 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. It is also important that you will include a temporary travel tag on your pet and to provide information about your travel destination.
Plane Travel Tips
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 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 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 by Road
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:
Make sure that you will prepare your pet for the long trip. You could prepare them for the long trip by taking them first for several short drives.
Ensure also that they will be well-ventilated if you are going to place them in a crate or a carrier. The crate where you will put your pet in should be able to make them lie down, sit and turn around. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.