Everyone loves to go on vacation, right? There’s nothing better turning off your email notifications and transforming yourself into “Out of Office” mode because everyone deserves a little break every now and then. However, it can often be hard to leave your pets behind when you go traveling, as much people want to spend as much time with their animals as they possibly can. So, what if we told you that you didn’t have to send your dog to the kennels and you didn’t have to get your neighbor to look after your cat? It’s now easier than ever to travel with your pet, but you just need to make sure you’re prepared…
Check the requirements
If you want to take your pet abroad, it’s important to realize that you can’t just book a seat on the plane for your pet and be done with it. Many countries around the world have rules and regulations when it comes to animals touching down on the ground, which means that you have to check the requirements before you take off. It may be that you have to make sure your pet is up to date on their vaccinations, or it may be that the country requires parasite testing a few days before you travel. Making sure that you know exactly how your pet can travel safely and quickly through immigration at your vacation destination should be one of your top priorities.
Make sure they’re comfortable
Although the end result is pretty awesome, traveling for hours on end can get pretty uncomfortable for humans. While we do have the pleasure of being able to walk up and down the plane or to stop the car for a little break, animals don’t have those same privileges. Because of this, you need to make sure that your pet is comfortable when you’re traveling. One of the best ways to do this is to introduce them to their carrier a few weeks before you travel. It’s important for them to get used to the size, shape, and the smell of the carrier they are going to be in for hours on end so that they can travel with ease when the time comes. The last thing you want is for your pet to be distressed during the journey.
There’s a high chance that you have all kinds of toys, tools, and tricks for your pet at your house. However, you can’t take all of this on vacation, which means that you need to be prepared and only pack the essentials. Most experts suggest that you take a first aid kit with you whenever you travel with a pet, because it may be that a trip to a foreign vet will cost you a huge amount of money – especially if you don’t have to go in the first place. Making sure you take any necessary medication, bandages, ice packs, saline solution, tweezers, and other first-aid products are a must.
Are you ready to travel with your pet?