Things to Take Note When Traveling with your Pet
For some pet owners, going on a trip could never be fun when your pet cannot 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’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’s also good if you consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet as well as to provide information regarding 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.
One of the most important things that you should do is to book 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.
Make sure to also consider seeing your pet’s veterinarian so you will 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.
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. Here are some of the things that you need to do:
Make sure that you will prepare your pet for the 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. The crate where you will put your pet in should be able to make them lie down, sit and turn around. Never forget to also bring a pet travel kit and its needed food, documents and first-aid.