Nowadays travelling with your pet is very much in trend. Most of the people prefer to carry their pets while moving from one place to another. There are several things that should be taken care of when transporting your pet.
Though it requires an endless list while traveling with your pet which is often stressful to maintain, so is what follow:
TRAVEL CRATE MUST BE COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR PET
As per experts’ suggestion, your pet should be better accustomed to it’s crate before moving. The crate should be spacious according to your pet’s size with a well ventilation system. Also, make sure that your pet’s carrier should fit in the backseat of your car.
CARRY ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS
If you are planning to travel from one state to another or willing to go for a long way trip then it is very much important to complete all the required paperworks before heading to travel. If you are traveling by air, you need to fill up their special permit paper related to pet transportation whereas in some places it is mandatory to carry updated health certificates of your pet signed by a licensed vet.
MAKE A PRECISELY UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION FOR YOUR PET
You should assure your pet’s safety while taking it for a long journey. To protect your pet from getting lost while travelling, provide a secured identification to your pet. Tagg your pet with proper microchipped ID along with your home address. It will help you to track your pet easily if it gets lost. Also, others can contact you if they find your lost pet.
DO NOT MAKE YOUR PET EXTRA EATING BEFORE JOURNEY
It is recommended to not to overfeed your pet just because travelling. No matter how many times you have made your pet familiar to travelling, it is impossible to avoid anxiety in your pet. It may cause symptoms of stress diarrhoea too. So, try to complete the feeding session at least before 4 to 5 hours from beginning your journey to avoid
inconvenience. But don’t make your pet starve just because you want a hazadless journey. If it is craving for food, let it eat a small portion.
KEEP YOUR PET HYDRATED
Make sure that your pet is properly hydrated all over the travelling period. Never give unsterilised water from any roadside tap to your pet as it may cause stomach infection to it. Carry bottled water and also place a spill-proof bowl inside your pet’s crate. So that it can get hydrated by itself whenever thirsty. Besides, it is better to give it wet foods instead of dry supplements. It will prevent its water craving and also make it feel good.
CARRY YOUR PET’S FAVOURITE TOY WHILE TRAVELING
Always try to carry one of your pet’s favourite toys with you while going for a long trip. It will help you keep your furry friend busy for a long possible time. A popular pet toy brand “Kong” provides the best puzzle toys for pets. When your pet is already engaged in merrymaking with its favourite stuff during the journey, then there is less chance for it to get stressed.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET ALONE IN THE VEHICLE
Most pet-parents prefer to keep their pet to stay at home during your short outing. But, if you are going out for a long time, it is better to carry your pet baby with yourself. According to an expert’s suggestion, you should not leave your pet alone in a locked car as it could adversely affect your pet’s health. During summer days a car in the parking lot becomes a living furnace. If you leave your pet in it with closed windows, it can cause heat stroke to your pet. Simultaneously, during winter parked cars become so cold that could freeze your pet. Therefore, pet owners must be aware about the above consequences.
CHOOSE COSY ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR PET
It can be a tricky proposition to choose a pet-friendly hotel while you are accompanied by your pet while traveling. Though several of the hotels claim themselves as pet-friendly Airbnb, it is noticed that most of the time their policies and attitudes are barely pet tolerant. So, you should gather information about the hotels as well as their policies about pet-friendliness before booking.
These are the precise and effective steps to follow while traveling with your pet’s.