Are you one of the many pet owners who’ve not taken a proper vacation since ages, as you can’t take your beloved furries along? Well, start packing your bags, because traveling with pets isn’t as difficult as you imagined.
A holiday is best enjoyed with family and friends. And as pets are an inseparable part of the family, you simply have to take them along. Yes, you can keep them at a pet care center, but frankly, do you relish that thought? Imagine being miles away from your pet, possibly in a different country, and wondering if your little sweetheart is liking its temporary abode?
Taking your pet along on a vacation seems like a dream, but it can be nightmarish for both you and your pet, if you ignore a few vital things. But fret not, as here is the complete guide to a wonderful holiday with your four-legged friends.
What to Pack
Did You Know…
… That We Need Passports?
A pet passport is more like a health certificate that has all the updated information about your pet’s health conditions, and ailments if he has any. It includes a list of vaccinations administered too.
Different countries have different regulations about pet travel that you need to strictly adhere to. You can get more information about pet passports at your local Veterinary Services Area Office.
… That We Love Our Travel Accessories?
Pet carriers, seat harnesses, pet barriers, portable kennels and litter boxes are designed with your pet’s and your comfort in mind. Utilize these accessories to make the journey comfortable for your pet and you.
If you are too lazy to pack essential supplies yourself, ready-made pet travel packs are available, which contain all the necessities mentioned above.
… That We Get Pet-Lagged?
Yes, travel fatigue is not limited to humans. They have a body clock, just as we do, although it may not be as tuned in as ours. Don’t be impatient with your pet who acts irritable or unusually twitchy, after a journey. Allow them enough time to recover.
It is necessary to keep your pets well-hydrated, if you are traveling by air, and let them soak in the sun, when you reach your destination.
Just Before You Leave
Exotic locations, spa retreats, reclusive resorts and 5-star luxury make our holidays worthwhile. But what makes them really memorable are our companions. For pet owners, their lovely animals are an integral part of their family, without whom a vacation just doesn’t feel like a vacation. So go ahead, book a room in a pet-friendly hotel, and make picture-perfect memories!