Pet Travel – Essential Tips and Considerations Before your Travel
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.
It’s essential to bear in mind that wherever you may be planning to go or with how you plan to get to your destination, you should see to it that your pet have a certain identification and that it is also wearing a collar and a tag with your contact information and your name. 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 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. 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 actually helps in lessening the chances with where your pet is left on tarmac in case there are extreme weather conditions or being mishandled by the baggage personnel.
Also consider making an appointment with the 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. Be sure to also contact the foreign office of the country where you plan on traveling in order for you to acquire more helpful information.
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 are some things that you should do:
Ensure that your pet is ready for a long trip. You could actually prepare them by taking them with you on several short distance trips.
You also need to make sure that they are well-ventilated in case you plan to place them inside a carrier or a crate. The crate where you will put your pet in should be able to make them lie down, sit and turn around. Never forget to also bring a pet travel kit and its needed food, documents and first-aid.