22 Oct
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Tips For Traveling with Pets

Traveling with pets isn’t easy but it can be done. There are a few things that you should keep in mind when you’re planning to bring your pets with you to ensure that both you and your furry pals have a good time.

If you’re thinking about bringing your pet, you’ll need to check out the information of the place you’re visiting to in order to make sure that there aren’t any diseases or illness currently going around that could harm your pet. In some countries, there are airborne illnesses or diseases that ride on insects that could go straight for your pet and there isn’t much you can do about it except try to prevent it the best you can. It’s probably better that you don’t even risk it so if you think your pet will be in danger while you’re traveling, you should probably leave them with a friend or family member instead.

Before you decide if you’re going to bring your pet, you should definitely ask yourself if it’s worth all the hassle. Sometimes you’ll find that it’s a lot less of a headache just to make sure that they’re taken care of - even if it means you have to make nightly phone calls to your pet sitters to ensure that everything is okay. Some of the things that you’ll need to look out for is the terrain, where you’re going to be staying, what the city or town is like, and what the pets will be able to do when you’re not around. Bringing a puppy into a tiny hotel room, for example, will probably lead to disaster while taking your cat with you out on the town will probably make her quite unhappy.

Travelling with a Dog Flickr/ by Katie Brady

Remember that not all airlines will let you bring your pet with you when you’re trying to fly somewhere and you’re going to need to check with them. Most of the larger international airlines will allow pets, but they have certain restrictions about bringing them onboard. This is another thing that you need to take into account when you’re deciding if you’d like to bring your furry friend with you for the ride. If your pet isn’t going to handle being on a plane very well, then you should either find a way to get around this obstacle, or leave them home.

If you’re bringing your pet with you into another state, you’re obviously going to have a much easier time bringing them with you. It’s a good idea to check if the state you’re visiting has any rules or regulations about bringing pets into the area, but in most cases you shouldn’t find you have any problems.

Taking them with you to another country however will be an entirely different story. Each country has different laws about bringing pets into their territory and sometimes you might have to put them in quarantine. Australia is the strictest country in the world when it comes to how they deal with allowing pets into their territory because they’re extremely uptight about diseases and safety. Some of the other countries will require a lot of paperwork to be done before you bring your pet in the country, including something that resembles a pet passport. This will have all the pet’s information documented as well as everything about their current vaccinations.

Untitled Flickr/ by B-More Dog

As far as vaccines goes, the different requirements will vary depending on the country you’re visiting, but in general, you should definitely just get whatever you think would be the safest. In most cases, you’re going to need to your pet their rabies and dismemberment shots before you bring them with you.

You have to make sure that all the pets’ vaccines are up to date and that they’ve been put on paper so that you can write this information down on the pet passport you’ll need to bring with you in the new country.

When it comes to looking at hotels or resorts, having your pets with you will severely put a cramp on the amount of places you’ll be able to stay at. Many hotels and resorts won’t allow you to bring pets with you, so you’ll need to be looking specifically only at lodging that lets people bring in their pets. There are some hotels around the world that will only allow certain types of pets (small dogs or only cats, etc). Most lodging will have this information listed right on their website, but if you don’t see anything in the fine print, don’t be afraid to ask. If the information isn’t available on their websites, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to let you bring your pets, you might just have to ask or pay deposit.

Rescue Dog Flickr/ by mitch59

Make sure to keep your pet healthy while you’re traveling. There should be pet clinics in whatever area you’re traveling to and they should let you bring your pet in to get checked up while you’re out and about without needing a current appointment. You’ll need to keep your pet’s information and pet passport with you when you got to the vet or clinic, but as long as your pet’s information is current and as long as their vaccinations are up to date, you shouldn’t have any problems.

The last thing you want is for your pet to get sick while you’re away, so make sure you get them looked at regularly just to make sure.

Traveling with your pets could be pretty hard if you aren’t prepared, so make sure you know what you’re doing before you decide that you’re going to travel with your pet. Keep your pet’s information up to date and understand the rules and regulations of the place you’re visiting before you decide to bring them with you.

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