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.
You need to take note that wherever you may be headed or how you plan on getting there, you need to make sure that your pet comes with a certain identification and is wearing a collar as well as a tag that comes with your name and contact information. You should also consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet with your travel destination.
Plane Travel Tips
Unless your friend is small to be able to ride under your seat, it is actually best that you avoid traveling through 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.
Booking a direct flight is a crucial thing to do. 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.
Make sure to also consider seeing your pet’s veterinarian so you will 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. Make sure to also contact the foreign office about the country where you are traveling to get 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. Here are some of the things that you need to do:
Make sure that you will prepare your pet for the long trip. You should have your pet geared up through taking it 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.