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. But, the case of 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. 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.
It is important that you consider booking 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.
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. Be sure to also contact the foreign office of the country where you plan on traveling in order for you to acquire more helpful information.
Traveling by Road
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 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. Never forget to also bring a pet travel kit and its needed food, documents and first-aid.