For most pet owners, traveling without your pet is never a full fun. But, traveling can be stressful for you and your pet. If you ever have the plan to take a long trip together with your pet, consider following the tips below to get 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 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 friend is small to be able to ride under your seat, it is actually best that you avoid traveling through air with your pets. 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 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.
See to it that you also consider making appointments with your pet’s 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 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 would be some things that you must consider doing:
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 needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.