Pet Guide: With passing years, people traveling with their pets have become extremely popular and looking at the trend. Many businesses are leaning towards becoming pet friendly as the business has a great profit. Airlines and hotels have already started stepping forward in the business by bringing pet-friendly policies and reaching out to more audiences. This is very beneficial for people who cannot leave their loving pet in the home premises and need to take it along.
When you move your pet and puppies for the first time, there are many questions that you keep asking yourself, and the most common one is; what must you pack for your pet? There is no doubt that you treat your pet as one of your family members, but you cannot deny the difference in essentials. You might be well aware of packing food and water, but that cannot be all which is required.
If you travel oversea by air, there are many things you need to prepare for and must pack before leaving, no matter if it’s a domestic flight or an international one. Here is a brief guide which helps you keep a track for what must you pack for your pet-
Health Certificate and Vaccination records for Pet:
As soon as you finalize the plan for travel with your pet, you must make sure that you visit a vet and get the health certificate stating that your pet is in a perfect health condition, mentally and physically. It must also specify that it does not inherit any pest and therefore is no threat to other animals and humans.
You must also get the rabies vaccination record, which must be at least 30 days older than the day of travel. You must always contact the airlines before making the reservations and ask for the document requirements. There can be more medical records required by the organization and the state you are traveling to.
ID Tags and Microchips:
No matter what transportation source you choose to travel, you do not want to miss IDs and microchips. These are essential and help you to keep track of your pet in case if you lose it. You would not get a cheaper tracker than these two. You must make it a practice to always put a tag on your dog and implant a microchip even when it is under your lookout in your home premises.
When scanned, the microchip reveals your contact information and the unique ID of your pet. You can also track it down by installing a GPS tracker on the microchip. The tag must include your current contact information, along with the address. It also helps an animal welfare person to recognize your pet and would not consider it homeless. You must always carry the pet’s unique number as well as the contact information of the company, which is monitoring, and the chip is registered to. You can also keep some snaps of your pet, which help you describe it in severe cases.
Contact information of the vet:
You are considered most careful when you prepare yourself for the worst situations. The medical emergency of your pet is one of those scenarios; you must always stay prepared for it. The best practice to stay alert is to tag a number of the vet on the collar or kernel while traveling so that it comes in handy despite the hectic situations. This is also very helpful for the staff, which is handling it while shipping and the safest method to adopt because your pet might not accompany you in your cabin, but it travels in the cargo instead.
Accommodation for Pet:
You must make sure that you make the hotel reservations with nice pet policies so that you do not have to lie around looking for a place to stay while scrambling on the streets, hungry and tired. Having accommodation gives ease of having perfect food once you reach the destination, jump straight to the hot shower, take off all the stress, get used to the jet lag efficiently, etc.
You must do proper research about the place you are about to book and look at the services they provide for you and your pet. You must also be sure of all the additional charges implied (if any) on the services before you avail them as you do not want to wake up to a huge bill completely unaware. You must also note all the pet-friendly restaurants around your stay to make your trip perfect for yourself and your pet.
While packing your first aid kit, you can add nail clippers you use for your pet, styptic powder, and fur-friendly powder. Other than that, you must pack your pet’s regular medicines, depending on the issues it faces and is prescribed by the vet.