Some pet owners have immense love for their pooches. With simplified travel rules, traveling with your dog is easier than ever. You can take the dog along for long vacations and holidays, as long as you have taken the right steps. In this post, we have a few tips and suggestions that may come handy for safe travel with your pet.
- First things first, start with the necessary arrangements. You need to see your vet and must get his consent. Older dogs might not be fit for long flight hours and so on. So, make sure that you have the nod of the vet.
- Get the papers ready. Keep the travel certificate and vaccination papers handy at all times. This is particularly important if you are traveling abroad. In some countries, the laws are pretty strict, and your dog can be confiscated.
- Buy a crate. Well, you have to contain your dog, especially while traveling by flights and trains. Dogs don’t exactly like crates, so some practice at home can be quite handy. Make sure that you check the right size of the crate. Don’t buy something that’s too big as the dog may start relieving himself, and don’t get something too small that can cramp the animal.
- Replace the collar. If you are traveling and walking with your dog at some unknown destination, a collar is not enough. Get a dog harness vest, which will offer better control on the animal and will prevent most of the common neck injuries. If you have a large dog with good muscular power, you need to get a no-pull harness that’s safe and easy to use.
- Finally, don’t panic. Most pet owners, especially those who are traveling by flights, create a big scene of emotions as they leave the dog to the cargo. Dogs can understand emotions, so do not make a bad scene for him. You have to behave as normally as possible, so that the dog doesn’t have a tough time.
With a little care and some initial preparation, traveling with pooches can be easy and fun at the same time. Besides these things mentioned above, you also need to get his meds and personal stuff. Don’t feed your dog too much before the journey begins, but make sure that the pet is well hydrated. Dogs don’t need a lot of food and can survive easily for a few hours.