Traveling with Pets - Page 2
Traveling pets are being welcomed in other ways as well. One airline, Pet Airways, is devoted entirely to pet travel. It’s the only airline where pets fly exclusively in the main cabin. Its planes are equipped with climate-controlled fresh air for the ultimate flight experience for its pawsengers, which are monitored by Pet Attendants.
Obviously, as much fun as traveling with your pet can be, certain situations can be challenging and others present risks that require attention for your safety as well as your pet’s. It is imperative that you plan carefully for any trip with your animal. Visit your vet prior to any extended trip to ensure vaccinations are current. Keep a copy of shot records and health certifications with you, as they will be necessary for any air travel and doggy daycare at your destination. They also may occasionally be required upon check-in to hotels. Should there ever be a natural disaster, FEMA is an excellent information resource.
Also bring a few photos of your pet. It’s a precaution should your pet get lost. Additionally, be sure to travel with your dog’s regular food – a good tip is to put each serving in a Ziploc bag. If your dog is on any medications, be sure to travel with enough for the trip plus a few days in case you get stuck and are unable to return home on the date you anticipated.
Take into consideration your pet's quirks and usual desires and try to plan to accommodate them while traveling. After all, Spot is a member of your family and this shared adventure makes for a lifetime of memories.
Have a pawsitively great vacation!