You want to share the wonderful moments on your trip with your dog or cat? You feel insecure when leaving your baby at home alone with no one to take care of?
So, why don’t you take your pet with you? Your trip will be much more fun!
If you have a pet, when they know that you are packing your luggage without taking them, they will have very funny and cute actions, as if they are begging you to bring them, that make you unable to refuse them.
Especially when you are an animal lover, a trip would be much greater if you bring your pet as a companion, which helps you relieve stress and smile more with their adorable moments.
Taking pets with you on your trip will be an extremely memorable experience. As long as you have a well-prepared plan and anticipate the possible situations, you will have an exciting trip.
If you are traveling by plane, first find out which airline is pet-friendly. Go to the airline’s website to find out the information about the baggage allowance or call them directly for the fastest and clearest answer.
Do not forget to find out the cost of carrying your pet, as the cost can be significantly high. Airlines will have different rates for carrying a pet, so be sure to know the cost.
If you’re traveling by train, you will pay a much lower fee than traveling by plane.
To ensure a safe and happy journey for both you and your pet, you need to plan ahead and the following tips will help you take better control of the situation.
First, make sure your pet is ready for the trip and will obey your commands. If your pet is sick, has motion sickness or pregnant, absolutely do not carry them because it will harm the pet.
Then, let them get used to the bag, portable box or suitcase that you will put them in. In the pet collar, write down your address and contact number so that when you lose your pet, someone will notify you.
Also, don't forget to prepare your pet a name tag with the necessary flight information such as flight number, time and destination of the flight, the phone number of the owner, and put it on their neck so that the staff can identify your pet.
Supermarkets or pet stores usually sell disposable litter box, you should equip a few for the necessary cases, especially for cats, they need these litter boxes.
Before you go, you should consult your veterinarian about the eating, cleaning for pets during the trip. Each animal will have different standards depending on its size, characteristics and age.
If you travel with your pet by car or vehicle, everything will be simple and do not need to worry too much, but if you travel by plane and train, the following precautions should be taken.
The day before the trip, let the pet walk around to get acquainted with places crowded with people and give them a little activity such as running around the house or in the park, so that they will be tired when on the trip and sleep well, making the flight more convenient.
Before boarding, you should not feed your pet too much to avoid vomiting. Prepare enough water for them - long flights often cause dehydration in dogs and cats.
Choose a continuous flight and fly as early in the day as possible. If possible, be the last one to board the plane to make sure your pet is safely seen in the luggage compartment.
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