Things to Take Note When 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. 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 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 enough to be able to ride under your seat, it’s in fact best to avoid as much as possible traveling through air. 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.
Booking a direct flight is a crucial thing to do. 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.
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. 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. Below would be some things that you must consider doing:
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.
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. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.