A recent study indicates that 37% of dog owners opt to skip holidays because they do not have someone to look after their pet dog when they are away. Fortunately, you can bring your dog with you and not miss the fun at a vacation. Probably, this thought sounds overwhelming, but these tips will put your mind to rest.
Begin by making your pet dog for the travel. Begin by investing in a microchip that you should tie on the dog’s collar so that vets can identify the owner of the pet if it gets lost during the journey. You should also add your contact details on the dog’s collar to enable people who may find your dog lost to reach you quickly. Besides, take short distance travels with the dog so that it can get used to being carried in an automobile.
Secondly, get a travel kit for your canine friend ready. Make sure to include things such as grooming equipment, food and treats, seat belt, leash, plastic bags, and a bowl in your travel kit. It is worth highlighting that you will not require to stop at the nearest pet store for either the pit services or acquisition of more supplies in case you pack all the crucial accessories.
Thirdly, it is inadvisable to let your dog stay in the car alone after you make a stop during the journey. If you leave the pet in the car during a sunny day, the car can become too hot; thereby, making your dog to suffer from a heat stroke. On the contrary, the car can become so cold that the dog may freeze to death.
Fourth, consider buying a dog crate to shelter the animal during the plane journey. Depending on the airline you select, you might be permitted to keep your pet under the seat. Nevertheless, carry the vaccination documents since the aircrew will ask for the documents to confirm that the dog has received all the crucial healthy medications. There are dog owners who tranquilize the pet during travel so that they do not get stressed. However, this strategy is not recommended since it may prevent comfortable breathing of your canine friend. If it is possible, take a direct flight since the process of changing airplanes may stress your dog further.
Fifth, buy a dog crate to house your animal during the travel. It is advisable to label the crate with a banner showing that you are carrying a live animal so that the staff may handle it with care. Further, do not lock the crate when you are traveling since the staff may need to take out your animal in case of an emergency.