The following blog entries have been tagged "travel".
Owning a pet can increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and explore new places. You may want to take your pet with you when you travel to new places. Traveling can sometimes be stressful, both for you and your pets. Including pets in your travel plans takes careful planning. Preparation can help prevent stress and keep you and your pets safe and healthy.
Ask yourself if taking your pet with you is the right thing to do (for your pet and your family). If the answer is "yes," then you will appreciate these eleven (11) things you can do to make travel safer for you and your pet.
For personal boats, take time to allow your pet to become familiar with your boat. Provide a ramp for your pet to easily get on and off the boat, or carry your pet on and off the boat. Don't forget to call ahead to make sure the marina or park is pet friendly!
If you've decided to travel with your pet. Learn what you will need to know to prepare your pet for air travel. Does your airline have restrictions barring your pet? Do you need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection? Is your pet old enough? If you have questions, we have answers.
There are numerous considerations you should take into account when traveling with your pets. First and foremost, always make sure your pet is comfortable with travel. If your pet is not good with travel, you should consider a reliable pet-sitter or talk to your veterinarian about boarding facilities in your area.
Man's best friend is living longer than ever. This is due to our beloved canines' increased status as family member and families becoming conscientious about providing their dogs' appropriate veterinary care. As a result, we are faced with a variety of health care issues as they age. No matter which health issue you and your elderly dog may be dealing with, there are several components of good pet care you may wish keep in mind.
It's a simple fact, some pet's don't like to travel by car. If your pet does not ride well in a car, consider leaving your pet at home, with friends or family, or in a boarding facility. If your pet hitches a ride with you, consider these tips on how to prepare your pet, and how to keep you pet healthy while traveling by car.
A cat is not a born traveler. She would much prefer staying at home with a sitter stopping by each day to freshen the water, refill the food dish, and give a few behind-the-ear scratches. It is sometimes necessary, however, for your cat to join in the travel. Therefore, a carrier of some sort is essential.