Crucial Tips for 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. 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.
You need to take note that wherever you may be headed or how you plan on getting there, you need to make sure that your pet comes with a certain identification and is wearing a collar as well as a tag that comes with your name and contact information. It is also important that you will include a temporary travel tag on your pet and to provide information about your travel destination.
Traveling through 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.
One of the most important things that you should do is to book 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 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.
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:
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.
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.