Pet Travel – Essential Tips and Considerations Before your Travel
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. 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. You should also consider including a temporary travel tag on your pet with your travel destination.
Traveling through 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. 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 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 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:
See to it 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.
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. Be sure to also never forget bringing a pet travel kit, food, documents as well as first-aid.
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