Micron Associates Travel Tips for traveling with pets
Many people find it very satisfying to bring their pets with them while traveling. They worry too much if they leave their pets behind.
Micron Associates Blog made some helpful tips to make traveling better for both the pet owners and their pets.
1. Double-check your pet's requirements
Every pet owner must bring their pet's rabies vaccination certificate and other vaccination shot records as well as the dog license because some states require the pet's vaccination records with them for interstate crossing.
Dog licenses are required by law and must be renewed every year. Normally a dog license identifying number is given to the owner, along with a dog tag having the identifier and a contact number for the registering organization.
Make sure to check if the states you will be traveling have any requirements or restrictions for your pet.
If you wish to travel by air, you can check with the airline for their requirements. They might require a health certificate from your veterinarian.
2. Check your destination
Make sure that your destination is pet friendly because there are some places that aren't. But don't worry since lots of attractions and parks will let you bring your pets with you.
Your pets must also be parasite free and should be treated against them because some places where we travel have fleas and ticks, and other type of parasites.
3. Don't leave your pet in a parked vehicle
Never leave your pets alone because many incidents could happen. They can be stolen or if the car temperature is high, they can suffer from heat stroke, brain damage or death in just a couple of minutes. Remember to bring a bottle of water in your car for your pet.
4. Protect your pet while traveling
Make sure that the seat of your pet is secured by putting a harness on it and protecting it with the safety belt. Just in case of sudden stops or accidents, this will protect your pet from any harm.
If you wish to put your pet in a crate or carrier while traveling, make sure that it is well-ventilated and your pet can stand up or sit down, turn around, and lie down.
Never allow your pet to put his head outside the window while traveling because they can be damaged by flying objects or even blinded by small stones. Furthermore, don't let your pet to run free around your vehicle.
You can bring your pet's bed, favorite toy or a blanket to cuddle while traveling if he or she is a nervous traveler. You can also seek the advice of your pet's veterinarian for a possible sedative.
Micron Associates travel blog noted some items that you need to bring for your pet such as a copy of your pet's vaccinations and license, pet food, bottled water, water bowls, extra collar, harnesses, and leashes, baggies, pooper scooper, pet's medications and first aid kit, pet's favorite toys, treats, and bedding, and lastly, have a list of veterinarians in the area where you are traveling.