TraveLling with Pets

Do you need help in travelling with pets? Everybody loves a vacation, but you may be hesitant to travel with your pet. This article will offer tips on how to take a stress-free and safe trip with your cat or dog.

If you are flying make sure you know airport policies on pets, what you have to do, how much you have to pay for the pet to fly, etc. Find out if you can take your own carrier or if the airport provides them. Make sure your pet has a blanket, toy, anything they need to feel comfortable during the flight. You may also want to check with your veterinarian to see if there is anything you can give your pet to help hem relax so that the flight won't be stressful for them. If your flight is long and you know your pet may not handle it well, you may have to consider a pet-less vacation.

If you're driving to your vacation destination, keep your pet secured. A lose pet in the car can be distracting and dangerous. You don't want to get in an accident. Also, many states now have laws about pets being restrained while in a vehicle. If you have a cat or a small dog you can keep them in a pet carrier in the car. If you have a medium or large breed dog you should put them in the back of the car with a leash on. Secure the leash to something such as the seat. You can let a pet on the backseat if you have enough room, but it's best to give them some room to sit, lay or move. Think about this before packing up your car. Do not put any luggage where it can fall onto your pet.

When traveling with a pet it's like traveling with a child. Make sure you bring any blankets, toys, or favorite items that your pet has. You want your pet to feel comfortable, safe, and happy. Therefore, they need to have familiar things with them.

You will also have to make sure you ,b>bring plenty of pet food. You never know if the same type of food and treats will be available where you are vacationing. 

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.