For many pet owners, a trip is never complete and fun when your pet can’t come along. 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.
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. It is also important that you will include a temporary travel tag on your pet and to provide information about your travel destination.
Traveling through 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. 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.
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.
Make sure to also consider seeing your pet’s veterinarian so you will 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. 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 through car involves the case of just loading it in the back seat and then traveling immediately, especially if you are going to travel long distances or you are planning to be away for a long time. Below are some things that you should do:
See to it that you will prepare your pet for the long trip. You could actually prepare them by taking them with you on several short distance trips.
Ensure also that they will be well-ventilated if you are going to 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. Never forget to also bring a pet travel kit and its needed food, documents and first-aid.