IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELLING WITH PETS

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELLING WITH PETS

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELLING WITH PETS

What'sbetter than going on vacation? Bringing your cute pet along for fun, of course!But planning a trip means you have dozens of details to worry about. If you adda pet in you tour, these details will expand.

Whetheryou are travelling for pleasure or moving to a new place, leaving your dog, cator small animal behind does not make sense. So before you make travel planswith your pet, know that having an animal at your side can make things morecomplicated.

Hereare some amazing tips to show you how to keep your cute pet calm andcomfortable, no matter what distance or mode you travel. With these tips, youand your cutie will be able to enjoy the entire journey, from planning topacking and boarding to feeding;

Hotels and Pets

If youwill be staying at a hotel while travelling with your pet, cover all your basicsin advance. A pet-friendly hotel is more than just one that allows pets; it isone that welcomes them. Many pet-friendly hotels provide special dog beds,turndown service, dog spa services, and doggie day-care. Several hotels chargea non-refundable pet deposit arrival, then a daily pet fee. The bottom line,before your booking, does proper research about pet-friendly hotels.

Take a Pet Carrier

Thereare huge numbers of options on the market when it comes to pet carriers. Itcomes in multiple colours and can be personalized with patches. Requirementsvary by airlines and the size of the plan, so make sure you know what thoseneeds are before you reach the airport. The maximum carry-on kennel dimensionsare determined by flight, to determine the appropriate size, contactreservations.

Prepare for all Modes of Travel

If youare planning to travel through flight; keep this in mind that the rule of everyairline is different when it comes to travelling with a pet. Review allrequirements and restrictions before flying with a pet on the plane and theterminal, too. Book a direct flight to avoid stopovers.

Youwill also need to make other arrangements for in-cabin pet travel versus cargopet travel. Smaller or pocket pets like birds, reptiles, and hamsters are allowedin the cabin. But larger animals like dogs and cats are kept in a back area. Airlinescompanies provide all kind of policies on pets and how to make in-cabin orcargo arrangements on their web pages, check them in advance.

Evenif you don't plan to fly, you will still need to transport your pet via anyother mode of transportation. For cabs or taxis, talk to the cab companies andask about their pet policies when you call for a ride or before you get intothe car. If you are taking a rental vehicle, talk directly to the rentalcompany to know their pet policy before the trip.

Forbuses and trains, you will not have to worry a lot. Because many buses andtrains allow small cats and dogs on certain routes; just plan properly and askahead of time before you board. The same things apply on boats. Take time tocall them or go through the website to know their pet travel policy.

Be Prepared for all Situations

Emergenciescan happy anywhere. But your advanced planning will help you to make theseemergencies less stressful. Before your trip, prepare a list of veterinaryhospitals in the areas where you are planning to stay. Add some basic needs inyour bag like water and bowls, leash, treats, toys, first aid kit, groomingsupplies and few medications. 

Additional Tips

  • Do never leave your pet alone inside the vehicle.
  • Airlines limit the number of pets in the cabin, so do notwait until the last minute to book.
  • Make sure your pet's identification tag and microchipdetails are up-to-date.
  • Take pictures of your pet and keep them in your wallet andmobile phone.
  • In case, you do not have your car or a rental, plan for howyou would transport your pet to the veterinarian. Review what your options arefor taxis or public transport.
  • In the worst situation, if your pet gets lost, takeimmediate action. Ask people around you to help you search; call the localanimal shelters and humane societies.  

Bottom Line

Themajor thing to remember is that while you want to have a great time with yourpet at your selected vacation spot, you are solely responsible for its healthand well-being. If your pet is particularly nervous, susceptible to change inthe temperature or could use a couple of rounds of obedience training, or youare not sure about being able to care for your pet while on holiday, it isbetter option to leave it at home with a trusted sitter.

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