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 is also important that you will include a temporary travel tag on your pet and to provide information about 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.
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.
Make sure to also consider seeing your pet’s veterinarian so you will have your pet checked. Before your trip, see to it that its vaccinations are updated and also acquire a health certificate from the veterinarian 10 days before your scheduled departure. Make sure to also contact the foreign office about the country where you are traveling to get more helpful information.
Road Traveling Tips
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. Below would be some things that you must consider doing:
Make sure that you will prepare your pet for the long trip. You could actually prepare them by taking them with you on several short distance trips.
Ensure also that they will be well-ventilated if you are going to 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.