To most people, pets are more than just animals; they are an extension of one’s character. To some, they are like a brother/sister or even a child. Domesticated animals like dogs and cats are fun to be with in a journey. But if you are planning to take your pet snake or iguana, think twice because that might not be a good idea. Not all pets are suited for travel. Traveling with a pet requires utmost attention and preparation. For taking your cuddly, harmless pets in a journey, remember these guides:
- If flying, secure a pet certificate and bring all the necessary pet documents for boarding.
- Make sure that your pet is welcome to the resort/hotel you are staying at.
- Familiarize yourself with the pet policies of the airline.
- Make sure that you have provided them with enough food and water. If boarding on a plane, give them ice cubes instead of water.
- Bring a current photo of your pet. This will help you and other people should your pet got lost.
- If traveling by plane, do not feed your pet for four to six hours prior to boarding.
- Fit your pet with a collar/tag with your name, address and contact number where you can be reached.
- Have a plan for how you’re going to properly restrain your pet in your vehicle.
- Do not leave your pet unattended.
- Have them groomed before you leave.
- If traveling by land, do not let your pet stick out its head on doors and windows.
- Before you depart, make sure to clip your pets’ nails to diminish any unwanted damage.
- Most importantly, consult your veterinarian prior to traveling.
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