Holidays are a peak season for travel and the best time to bring your pet along. Your best friend will make your trip more enjoyable, whether you’re on vacation to ski, visiting family, or simply enjoying the magic of a Swiss village at Christmas.
Before you leave, make sure to check your Pets Petz identification. It is great to have your pet ID tag with your CELLPHONE number. This will ensure that there is no one at home who can answer the phone. A pet microchip can provide additional safety. A microchip can be read by shelters and veterinarians to identify your pet. They can also track you down using the database from the company that made the chip. Consider purchasing a second Pet ID tag that includes the contact information for where you’ll be staying if you plan to spend a few weeks at a time.
Pet crates can be a great way for your pet to stay safe while traveling in the car. If a pet is not kept in a cage or harness, it can be distracting for the driver. Even though we all love our small pets, it can be dangerous for the driver and passengers. Even a minor collision can cause serious injuries to an unrestrained pet. Your safety is your responsibility. You must ensure that your pet is secured at all times.
Do not allow your pet to go alone in the car if it is extremely hot or cold. You should always have water, food, and food bowls with you. It is possible that you won’t find the pet food your pets are familiar with at your destination.
A pet crate must be compliant with International Airline Transport Association (IATA), if your pet weighs more than 15 pounds and you travel by air. The pet crate can be used to keep your pet safe while you are out for dinner in a hotel. The pet crate should be large enough that your pet can stand and turn. You should ensure that your pet has enough water and food to last the time you are away. You can also place an absorbent pet pad at the bottom of your crate to keep your pet dry in the event of any accidents.
So that your pet is familiar with the crate before you leave, it’s a good idea to buy it well in advance. There are two parts to pet crates: a top and bottom. You can leave the top of the crate off for a few days and place treats or a favorite pet toy in the bottom. Once your pet is happy, you can assemble the cage and open the door. With praises and treats, invite them in.
It’s easy to fly with your pet these days. Most airlines allow pets to fly onboard their aircraft. Small pets are often allowed to travel on board the aircraft in a pet carrier that is approved by the airline. Larger pets can travel as checked baggage in a section of the cargo hold that is controlled at the same temperature and pressure as the cabin. You should inform the pilot of the aircraft that your pet is in cargo. He will take extra precautions to ensure the pressure and temperature are maintained at the right levels. A health certificate will be required to prove that your pet is fit enough to fly. You should make your reservations as soon as possible, because airlines allow only a certain number of pets per flight. Avoid using tranquilizers on your pet. Instead, give Happy Traveler to make them feel less anxious.
On the way, you will need accommodation. Although most hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts allow pets, they may not accept all breeds. You should make reservations well in advance to inquire about the pet policy. You should never leave your pet unattended in a car for more than an hour.
Keep your pet’s normal routine when you travel. Feed them regularly and take them on a “walk” whenever possible. You should bring plenty of plastic bags for your walks. You can also bring along portable litter trays for your cat if you’re traveling with them. Be aware that your pet may be out of their usual environment. Keep them on a leash, and pay attention to them. If your pet shows signs of anxiety or nervousness, be sure to calm them down.
Consider other people. There are many pet owners out there, but there are also some who are not comfortable with pets. Retraining your pet is a way to show respect for others.