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. 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. If you ever need to bring your pet with you on a flight, consider the things below for you to get an assurance that your pet will be safe while this will travel 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.
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. 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 would be some things that you must consider doing:
Ensure that your pet is ready for a long trip. You should have your pet geared up through taking it first for several short drives.
Keep them ventilated as well when you will place them in a crate or a carrier. It should also be large enough where your pet could sit, lie down and be able to turn around. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.