4 Tips For Traveling With Your Pet

Today, we’ve got some tips for people that want to travel with their pets. For many of us, our pets are just as much a part of our family as our actual human family members! On today’s Travel Tips, we’re going to look at 4 tips for traveling with your furry friend!

1. Take Direct Flights when you can!

Whether your pet is small enough to fly in the cabin with you or not, you always want to take a direct flight to your destination if at all possible. Flying is incredibly stressful for your pet, and you want to make it as easy for them as possible. If you have a short-nosed breed, like a bulldog or pug, understand that flying can be very dangerous for them due to their short nasal passages. Consider driving to your destination, or even leaving them in the hands of a capable dog sitter. A happy, healthy pet is worth much more than taking your pet on vacation.

2. Drive Instead!

Taking a road trip with your pet pal, especially a dog, can be a rewarding experience. They get to smell all the new smells, and you get to visit and stop in places you might not have considered. Dogs need plenty of exercise, especially after being cooped up in the car, so visiting dog parks and regular parks in other states can kill two birds with one stone. You get to see sights you might otherwise not have, and they get to get really tired before they get back in the car! Be aware that some parts of the US might have different kinds of fleas, ticks, and other sicknesses, so make sure your pet has all its vaccines!

3. If you do decide to drive, restrain your pets!

As much as Fido loves sticking his head out the window, having unsecured pets in the car can be very dangerous. They can be distracting, and if for some reason you get into an accident, your pet is much more likely to be injured if they don’t have a seatbelt on. You can buy pet seatbelts at any major pet store or online. Additionally, a pet should never be in the front seat as they can be injured or even killed in the event that the airbag deploys.

4. Make sure you pet is chipped and is wearing a snug-fitting collar!

The worst feeling when you’re a pet owner is when you lose your pet. With all the traveling, making sure that your pet has the best chance to be returned to you in the event that they get out of the car, their carrier, or slip their leash is beyond important. Pets should be microchipped and have a collar that clearly has your name, phone number, and address. Most lost pets are found by people other than their owners, and a clearly printed collar (preferably embroidered with your phone number) and a brightly colored tag. These things are paramount to reuniting pets with their owners, so don’t skimp out on them!

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4 Tips For Traveling With Your Pet