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.
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 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.
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.
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. 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:
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.
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. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.