Into The Great Wide Open: Pet Travel Tips For A Safe Trip
Airlines, hotels, and restaurants are stepping up their game to include – and welcome – more people traveling with pets. This is a welcome change! Traveling with pets still requires advance research and preparation though to make the trip itself go smoothly. Being able to take your pet with you and share the fun is worth it. Use our tips to observe these pet travel protocols and have a relaxing, hassle-free summer vacation.
Let the memory-making, picture-taking adventures begin! Read on…
The “Fun” In Fundamental
Your pet likely reminds you every day that life is pretty simple: food, shelter, play, companionship. However, things can get a little complicated when it comes to pet travel. You’ll want to plan for almost every pet travel possibility before you go, but being prepared will allow you to relax and enjoy a vacation state of mind.
Safety and comfort are the two most important priorities to focus on, and getting both right will result in a happy four-legged traveler (and pet parent). For safety, be proactive and stop by with your pet prior to your trip to check on, update, and complete any of the following:
By far, the most common travel mode for pets and their parents is cruising in the car, and we offer these tips for the safest journey:
No one’s driving to Fiji, so if you’re flying to your pet travel destination, you’ll need to prepare in these ways:
Boons of Pet Travel
It can be so difficult to leave your pet at home or in a boarding facility (no matter how wonderful and cozy). While you’ll have to delve deep into the world of pet travel preparation, it’s so worth it! Imagine the many vistas (and new smells to sniff!) the two of your can share and enjoy together; the bonding opportunities are truly endless!
If you have any questions about pet travel, The Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital are here to help. And we recommend this wonderful pet travel FAQ from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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