Travelling With Your Pet Is Stressful. Try These Clever Tips
Traveling with a pet can be stressful, for you and your furry family member. With a little advanced planning, Zoetis Pet Care and Pet Travel have some easy tips to make your trip a positive experience.
An Up-To-Date Pet ID
More than 80% of unidentified pets never make it back to their family. Don't let that happen to you. Make sure their collar and chip have the right information.
Plan For Extra Time
Dogs in particular need to stop, stretch, have a drink and go to the bathroom. Cats don't need as many breaks as long as you have a litter box in the car.
Get A Pet Harness Or Pet Crate
It isn't safe for you or your pet if they're loose in the car. Get a soft-sided cat carrier that has enough room for a travel litter box.
Keep Them As Close To Their Routine As Possible
Your pets will suffer a lot less stress if food, walks, and bed times are close to their routine at home.
Pack For Your Pet
Be sure and bring their water and food bowls, plenty of their favorite food and treats, medicine, their papers, favorite toys, waste disposal bags, and their bed, if you have room.
Find Solutions For Travel Anxiety
Talk to your veterinarian about your pet's travel anxiety and possible treatments before you go.
Plan Your Accommodations In Advance
Leave Your Pet Alone As Little As Possible
In new surroundings with new sights, sounds and smells, your pet's anxiety can sky-rocket without you around to calm them.
With a little planning, your travels can be fun for you and your pet. Happy traveling.
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