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Things to Take Note When Traveling with your Pet

For some pet owners, going on a trip could never be fun when your pet cannot 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.

It is very important to bear in mind that wherever you may plan on heading or to how you plan to get there, you should see to it that your pet have an identification and that it is wearing a collar and tag which comes with your name and contact number imprinted on it. 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 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.

One of the most important things that you should do is to book 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 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.

Road Traveling Tips

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:

Ensure that your pet is ready for a long trip. You should have your pet geared up through taking it first for several short drives.

You also need to make sure that they are well-ventilated in case you plan to place them inside a carrier or a crate. 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.


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