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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
Also consider making an appointment with the 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. 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.
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 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 needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Never forget to also bring a pet travel kit and its needed food, documents and first-aid.