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. 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 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.
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. 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 will be able to help decrease the chances where your pet will be left on the tarmac at times of extreme weather conditions or will be mishandled by baggage personnels.
Also consider making an appointment with the 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. You also should also consider contacting the foreign office of the country that you plan on traveling to so you will get more helpful information.
Road Traveling Tips
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:
See to it 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. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.