Your pets are just like your children, so it's very important that you protect them while traveling with them. Regardless of whether you are planning a long vacation or a weekend break, the safety of your pet should be important to you. Some pets love to travel, while for others it can be stressful whether you are traveling by car, plane or bus.
In this article, I would like to give you some important safety tips that will help you to keep your pet safe while traveling.
1. Your dog or cat should always have a badge on the collar. The tag should contain all the important information about you, such as your address, destination number, and your home phone number.
2. Have your pet thoroughly inspected by your veterinarian before travel. You should receive a rabies vaccine that protects you from fleas and ticks.
3. Buy a secured transport box that your pet can carry during the trip. The carrier should be stable with a zipper and a lock. It should be big enough to keep your four-legged friend safe and comfortable.
4. If you bring your pet with you on your holiday, you must book a pet-friendly hotel in advance. Make sure the hotel has all the facilities and amenities your pet needs.
5. Buy a safety belt and a leash for your beloved animal. Keep your pet on a leash all the time as the leash keeps the animal near you. A safety belt is better than a collar because it can be easily attached and removed.
6. Always bring a pet first aid kit that includes all essential medicines, toys, documents, plasters, extra napkins, a dustpan, plastic bags, and other care products.
7. Think about the health record of your pet. If you are prone to car or airborne diseases, you should not feed them immediately before boarding or before starting to drive.
8. Never leave them alone in a parked car, even if they are trapped in their luggage rack.
9. Use flea and tick protection products as it will keep your pet away from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas when in another country or city.
10. If you are traveling by car, never leave your pet out of the window, as this can be dangerous to it.
I am sure that the above safety tips will certainly help you on holiday with your beloved cat or your beloved dog.