Implement these pet travel safety tips to make your trips with your pets enjoyable:
Before the Trip:
- Consider leaving your sick and old pets with a pet sitter.
- Get identification tags and microchips for your pets before leaving.
- Get necessary vaccinations for your pets before traveling.
- Get your pet’s current medication along while traveling.
- Gather contact details of veterinarians on the way and at the destination.
- Feed a light meal to your pet before the trip.
- Get water for your pets from home.
During Air Travel:
- Avoid tranquilizers for pets as they may cause heart and respiratory issues.
- If pets are allowed on the flight, try booking direct flights.
- Get a USDA-approved shipping crate for your pet.
During a Road Trip:
- Don’t forget to pack your pet’s bag with all the necessary supplies.
- Get a well-ventilated crate or carrier for your pet.
- Fasten your pet or its carrier with an anchor to the seat and avoid seat belts for humans.
- Keeping your pet in the back seat would be safer if an accident occurs.
- Never leave a pet locked alone in an unattended vehicle.
- Plan frequent stops during a road trip for feeding your pet and more.
During Boating with Your Pets
- Purchase appropriate tickets to take the pet along.
- Get a life jacket for your pet.
- Attach a leash and plan potty breaks.
- Pay proper attention to your pet without any distractions.