Traveling with your dog this holiday, we have a few helpful tips to help ease the stress!
Things to do before you leave:
- Check with your airline before book your flight, each airline has their own rules about pet travel. If you are traveling by train, you may need a health certificate and their vaccination records.
- Most airlines will require a crate that is large enough for your dog to move around a little. You need to label the crate with your contact information and a “Live Animal” sticker. Be sure when you buy the crate that it is “airline approved.”
- Water, food, and medications. In case you can’t be with your dog the whole time – be sure to indicate dosages and feeding amounts.
- You should have a recent photo of your pet in case of separation.
- If your dog has a microchip, make sure the information is up to date. If you don’t have a
microchip in your pet, be sure they have ID on their collars.
- A leash or harness that is sturdy and secure.
- The phone number of a veterinarian nearby in case of an emergency.
Things to not do:
- Try to book a direct flight. The transfers can be stressful for your pet (and you!).
- Don’t sedate your dog, unless your vet suggests it. If your dog has any respiratory issues
during flight, there may be no one around to help.
- Make sure you all do your ‘business’ before you board!
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