For most pet owners, traveling without your pet is never a full fun. However, 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.
Traveling by Plane
Unless your pet is small and could fit under your seat, it’s actually best to avoid traveling by air with your pets. 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 could actually help in decreasing the cases with where your pet is left on the tarmac during times of extreme weather conditions or perhaps going to 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. Below are some things that you should 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.
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. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.