Traveling With Pets Made EASY!
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Family holidays and long vacations no longer require the absence of a family pet. Traveling with pets has recently grown in popularity.
However, even the most beloved pet does not always make a safe tourist. Traveling with pets can be similar to traveling with kids, as it takes some training and preparation.
Usually, pet-friendly resorts publish their pet rules, and transport companies like airline companies involve pet reservations. Bringing a pet on a trip with you may seem like a smart plan, but your paramount consideration must be their well-being.
It's vital to consider your destination and what the circumstances there are supposed to be like – both throughout the trip and once you reach there. Long trips may be exhausting for pets, so make sure you are very well trained for the journey and get guidance from your vet if you find it like your pet will need traveling medicine. We've assembled a list check for those pet owners who can't stand to abandon their furry companions behind. Keep reading to find out more:
#1. Pack Your Furry Friends Favorite Things
Don't forget the unexpected changes in the atmosphere can leave your pet sick or upset. Pets can become a little creeped out by the unexpected switch in their environment, but you can help mitigate disturbance by retaining a certain degree of familiarity.
Although your furry buddy doesn't need baggage, suppose carrying his bedding, a cozy blanket, or a favorite toy for fun.
Carry any of the pet's regular toys, treats, pillows, and even stuff like a toilet bowl, so they have at minimum a few everyday things.
Examples of familiar things your pet may want while vacationing:
- Favorite toys
- Waste bags
- Litter box
- Water bowl
- Grooming tools
#2. Prepare for Any Emergency
Let's hope everything goes well, but it's best to plan for the worst possible situation when your pet becomes missing or injured on your vacation.
Please ensure your pets are wearing their ID labels and have a few of their pictures on your smartphone. Have your medical notes with you, and have your first aid supplies in the event of an emergency.
Prepare for Emergencies by having these items on hand:
- Pets ID card
- Pets pictures
- Collar with tags
- Pet first aid kit
- Stain remover
#3. Don't Forget Your Pet's Medicines
Seek advice from your veterinarian before you go.
Before you travel, make sure your pet is in great physical shape. Pick up some medication that your pet may require when you're away.
Recommended Medicines For Your Pet's First Aid Kit:
- Flea and tick prevention pills
- Common flu medicines
- Heartworm pills
Get a Comfortable, Ventilated Pet Carrier
It can be quite hazardous to have a pet left loose while traveling – not only it could end up causing an accident (if traveling by car) by being somewhat entwined with the driver. If a window or door had been opened or an accident had taken place, the pet could run away and be misplaced.
You will have to buy a sturdy and simple carrier to clean whether the pet urinates, defecates, or falls ill on the trip. Needing some help finding the perfect pet carrier? check out this list of the top rated carriers for flying.
Always remember the conditions you will be traveling in – your current situation and the probable weather patterns of your location. If it's expected to be quite warm, then employ a carrier that allows excellent air circulation – if it will be cold, then a carrier that can supply draft-free heat while still permitting better ventilation is beneficial.
Pets are sometimes not too eager to get into a carrier!
Take a bit of time to allow the pet to get used to the carrier well before the trip. Make the carrier a nice place for your pet – nourish the cat with treats inside and create a comfortable bed. Keep the door open and motivate the pet to go in as well as out and sleep inside.
If you have more than one pet, it is best to give them different carriers that provide more air ventilation, more space, and less risk of excessive heat. Also, the closest of friends can become anxious on the trip and act in an improper, aggressive manner towards each other; different carriers can deter these issues entirely.
Provide water and food to your pet before you depart and again, if necessary, throughout the trip. You should purchase bowls fixed to the carrier so that they are not dropped by the pet throughout the journey and are simple to fill.
We highly recommend a pet carrier when bringing your furry friend along for the trip. If you absolutely cannot get your hands on a carrier that is comfortable for your pet, you at the minimum will absolutely need to bring a leash and collar for your pet.
Read All Pet Related Travel Policies
If you are traveling by air, review the airline's site before flying, as the pet travel policy can be different. Before heading for the airport, make sure to comply with all the relevant laws and regulations.
It's a smart thing to search twice, too! Take a look at the procedures a few days before your departure to confirm that the carrier has not modified the policies without contacting you.
Find out where and how your pet is going to fly. For example, some airlines also accept pets of a certain age to fly in the cabin of the aircraft. Remember that not all airlines are allowed to accommodate animals meaning that the pet might have to fly on another flight.
In addition to reading your departing flight details, check the airport website that you will be flying into. You're going to need to find out about the rules on getting pets out of cages in airports and if they have spaces devoted to a place where the pet can go to the toilet to relax.
A consultation with the veterinarian should be a must before you continue with any vaccine notifications. Certain countries have varying conditions for the admittance of pets. Your vet will help you decide the travel criteria for the place you are traveling to and ensure that you follow all your specifications.
Hotel owners and Airline companies may demand evidence of animal vaccination. Organize an evidence envelope containing your pet's picture, pet medical records, contact details, and vaccination documents.
Your travel checklist can change depending on which airline you choose to fly with, which is why it is essential to review their particular policies.
What To Carry:
- Necessary vaccinations proofs
- ID tags
- Pet license
- Approved pet carrier
- Pet snacks, toys, and treats
Wow, It's A Lot of Work Traveling With Pets!
Confirm the pet rules, conditions, and any additional costs associated with bringing your furbaby aboard! Dream of having a good travel experience for your pet and you. A great experience is always going to be unforgettable.
We hope you've found our checklist essentials helpful. If you've traveled with your furry friend, we'd love to hear about your experience.