Traveling with a pet is very challenging, but it can also be very fun as well. It all comes down to having the right approach and knowing what you have to do during such a situation. We recommend you to travel with your pet only when you have the right items at your disposal.
What do you need?
A good idea when it comes to pet travel is all about getting the right tools for the job. Get a carrier that has your name and phone number on it. Health certifications are also important, so are the cleanup bags, as you might need them. You will also need to get the ID and a photo, just in case your pet might get lost. If possible, you should also use the updated ID tags for traveling.
Food and water bowls are important as well, so it a treatment for potential tick or flea issues. A tennis ball is also quite useful too, so you may want to keep that in mind as well.
It’s recommended to ask your vet for any medications against nausea. It’s also important to take a collar with you, just in case your dog might be needing it. Plus, you can get food from other locations, but if your dog loves your regular food that you feed to him on a daily basis, you may want to take that with you, at least a few portions. Also, some items from home will bring your pet a homey feel and you certainly want that to happen at all times.
First aid kit
You want to have a first aid kit, because you never know when your pet might have health issues. The items you will need in such a kit include gauze pads, gauze rolls, some bandages, cotton swabs, an instant cold pack, cloth roll, tweezers, thermometer as well as hydrogen peroxide and maybe some antibiotic ointment. It’s also recommended to have bottled water, scissors, some plastic gloves and a few mild pet sedatives.
Also, it’s a good idea to get a chew toy from home, a portable litter box as well as seat covers so you won’t get your seats dirty from your pet.
In case you fly with your pet, it’s a very good idea to talk with the airline beforehand. Lots of airlines do not allow pets and for a very good reason. Many times, if you want to go with your pet, you will just have to drive. This is important to focus on, so try to keep it in mind.
As you can see, there are many things to focus on when you travel with your pet. Take care of your pet while you travel, all the items above should help you get a good set of results this way and the experience can be a very interesting and rewarding one. You should consider giving them a shot, because with their help you will have no problem keeping your pet away from any health problems as you travel!
Special thanks to Marriot for the infographic.