For many pet owners, a trip is never complete and fun when your pet can’t come along. But, the case of 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’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. You should also consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet with your travel destination.
Plane Travel Tips
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. 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.
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 going on a trip, make sure that the vaccinations are updated and to also get a health certificate from the veterinarian for about 10 days before its 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 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 are some things that you should do:
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.
Ensure also that they will be well-ventilated if you are going to place them in a crate or a carrier. It needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.