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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.

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. 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.

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

See to it that you also consider making appointments with your pet’s veterinarian to 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.

Road Trips

Traveling your pet by car actually involves more than loading this in the back seat and going off, especially if you are going to be away for a long time or is going to travel long distances. 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.

Keep them ventilated as well when you will 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.