1. Make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations. You do not want to risk having your pet get sick in an unfamiliar place, so preparing him or her early is important.
- Make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations. You do not want to risk having your pet get sick in an unfamiliar place, so preparing him or her early is important.
- Get a physical exam for your pet before travel. Especially if you are going on a long trip and/or traveling out of the country, it is best to make sure he or she is healthy and fit to travel before boarding a plane or getting in the car for a long drive across the country.
- Contact your airline ahead of time if you are flying with your pet. They need to be informed that you will be bringing an animal with you so they can make accommodations for him or her; this also gives them time to contact you if some sort of rare circumstance arises that might prevent your pet from flying with you (like being too big for their current cargo space).
- Always carry proof of vaccination with you when planning a trip abroad with your pet; this will help clear up any confusion at border crossings, and allow your furry loved one entry into other countries without issue (as long as he or she has been vaccinated).
2. Be sure to pack all of the necessary items you will need while vacationing with your pet. Bring food, water and any medication he or she may require. Also, don’t forget the leash and bowls for the food and water!
- Be sure to pack all of the necessary items you will need while vacationing with your pet. Bring food, water and any medication he or she may require. Also, don’t forget the leash and bowls for the food and water!
- The other things you should bring include your pet’s bed, blanket or towel. These items can be quite comforting if they are away from home in unfamiliar surroundings. If you have a cat that uses a litter box at home, then you will also want to bring one of those along with you.
3. If you plan on going somewhere where there are a lot of people, consider getting your pet microchipped. Not only will you know where he or she is at all times, but if he or she happens to get away from you and into an unfamiliar area, it is possible for someone to scan the microchip and find out who he or she belongs to.
Here are some of the basics about microchipping:
- Where to get your pet microchipped. You can have your pet microchipped at many different places, such as the vet, local animal shelters, and even special events.
- What information you’ll need to put on the chip. When you have your pet microchipped, you will be asked for some information that will go onto their chip (often in the form of a computerized paper registration). This includes things like name, age, breed of dog/type of cat (if you know), any special medical needs they require or medications they may be on, and contact information.
- How much it costs. Cost is usually between $10-$50 depending on where you live and how far along in this process you are. The cost can be lower if it’s done during a special event or fundraiser for a local animal shelter where vets volunteer to do it for free. Also, if there’s ever a time when money is tight for whatever reason then there are often organizations that give out vouchers or coupons so don’t let finances stop from getting them chipped!
- Benefits of getting your pet microchipped. If anything happens while traveling with them whether it be an accident where someone else might find them injured or lost during hiking; having been able to identify who owns him/her through this technology would mean less worry over trying to find their family again someday soon afterwards!
4. Ask about the number of pets allowed in the room before booking your hotel room. Some hotels allow one dog, while others allow up to two pets. Do not assume that just because they allow pets they can handle more than one
- Ask about the number of pets allowed in the room before booking your hotel room. Some hotels allow one dog, while others allow up to two pets. Do not assume that just because they allow pets they can handle more than one.
- Check out the hotel’s pet policy before you book a room. If you have two dogs and the hotel only allows one, you may need to find another place to stay. Make sure that the website or travel agent includes this information on their website or when they call you back with a quote for your trip.
- Make sure that your pets are welcome at all possible hotels during your vacation so you do not have to make any last minute changes to your plans once you arrive at your destination.*
5. Always keep a close eye on your pet when in an unfamiliar area. There could be something hidden (i.e., poison) that could harm your pet–or even kill him or her!
Remembering to keep your pets safe and out of harm’s way is essential. Keep a close eye on them when you are in unfamiliar areas so that you can make sure there aren’t any dangers lurking nearby (especially when you’re traveling abroad).
With these tips and tricks, taking your pet on vacation should be no problem at all!
Make sure your pet has all the supplies they need, before you leave! Bringing it along on a trip can be a fun experience for both of you, but don’t forget to pack their food and water! Make sure that if you plan to take them abroad, they have up-to-date vaccinations. Also, make sure they’re microchipped in case they get lost during the trip.
Also make sure to ask about how many pets are allowed in each room at a hotel or an Airbnb. You don’t want to be stuck with a hefty fine because you forgot to double-check this information.