Traveling during the holidays is excitement, anticipation, and the added weight of making sure everyone is together and able to enjoy the holiday.
For the pet parents out there who aren’t able to find a sitter, have a pet with separation anxiety, or require their presence: learning how to travel with a pet is critical.
Avoid any potential mishaps or tragedies by ensuring that you take the proper measures to transport.
If They’re Along for the Ride
First, make sure they are up to date on shots, are in good health, and that you have all the necessary tools to take care of them along the way.
Certain breeds are at higher risk of having difficulty breathing while flying. Familiarize yourself with the Humane Society’s recommendations on traveling with a pet safely.
For any mode of transportation outside of a plane or car, make sure to request information before possible vaccines needed or accommodations for animals. If you do end up having to leave your animal anywhere specific, make sure to check up on them frequently.
No matter how you choose to travel with your pet, paying close attention and taking preventative measures is key.