Before traveling with your pet from one place to
another take care of the following tips for a hassle free journey - both
for you and your pet.
Traveling With Pet
Traveling With Pet
If your pet has a medical history, travel with a copy
of your pet's medical records.
- If your pet is on medication, be sure to take enough of them.
- If your pet is on a special therapeutic diet, purchase an extra
supply in case you can't find the food right away in your new area.
- Carry a first aid kit for your pet. While first aid is no
substitute for veterinary care, it could save your pet's life.
- If your move involves driving, book ahead hotels that accept
- If traveling by plane, call the airline in advance to check out
regulations and services and to make reservations. Some airlines
allow pets in the cabin, but you will need to purchase a special
airline crate that fits under the seat in front of you.
- . For the pet's comfort, air travel on an almost empty stomach is
- Some pets travel better while tranquilized.
- While traveling to other countries, it is important to carry a
rabies vaccine certificate.
- If you are traveling in a car, first make your pet accustomed to
the car. Take it for a few short rides before the trip. This may
lessen the effects of motion sickness.
- Keep your pet buckled up in a moving vehicle. This protects the
pets in case of a collision, and prevents pets from running loose
and distracting the driver.
- Pets should not be allowed to ride with their heads outside the
car windows. Dirt particles can enter the eyes, ears and nose,
causing injury or infection.
- Stick to your regular feeding routine while traveling, and give
your pet its main meal at the end of the day or when you've reached
- Feeding dry food is more convenient while traveling. Dispose of
un-canned food unless it can be refrigerated.
- While leaving the pet in a parked car, be sure to - lock all
doors, park in a shady area, and open windows wide enough to provide
ventilation without enabling your pet to jump out or get its head
caught. Be aware of weather conditions. Do not leave your pet in a
parked car when the temperature and/or humidity are high or when
temperatures are near or below freezing point.
- To avoid losing your pet during a trip, put an ID tag around your