Before making travel plans with your pet, check with your
veterinarian to make sure your pet is physically prepared to
make the trip. Some dogs and cats do not travel well. Follow
these tips that may make your trip with your pet more
Make sure your pet's vaccinations are
Bring along a
when staying in a hotel room or in the homes of friends
If you leave your pet alone in a hotel
room, be sure to put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the
door so housekeepers will not knock on the door. It's a
good idea to inform the hotel lobby clerks that you are
leaving your pet in the room while you're away.
- Never leave
your pet alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot day, even
with the windows open, a parked automobile can become a
furnace in no time, and heatstroke can develop. In cold
weather, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the
cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.
Take along items that are
familiar, such as favorite
travel bowls .
Properly identify your pet with a collar
tag or microchip and bring along a picture of your pet.
Keep you pet on a leash when outside your car or hotel.
Bring along copies of recent veterinary
records including vacination records .
Bring bottled water or tap water from
home to prevent stomach upset.
If traveling by air always check with
the airline for the procedures.
You may want to
consider a local reputable kennel for your pet or check with
a pet sitter if your pet is would be more comfortable at