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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. But when you are ever planning to take a long trip with your pet, below would be some of the things that could help you get guarantees for 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. 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.

Booking a direct flight is a crucial thing to do. 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.

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. Make sure to also contact the foreign office about the country where you are traveling to 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:

Make sure that you will prepare your pet for the long trip. You could prepare them for the long trip by taking them 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 needs to be large enough as well for your pet to be able to sit, lie down and to also turn around. Also never forget to bring a pet travel kit together with its food, documents and first-aid.

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