If you are planning on travelling with your pet, be sure to plan ahead properly. When travelling with your pets, there are often animal health requirements specific for that destination.
On this website, select Pet Travel from the homepage. From here you can easily find up-to-date travel requirements for traveling with pets to different states and other countries. When planning a trip with your pet try to follow these steps: Remember, requirements vary dramatically depending on where you are travelling.
Be sure to look into any time sensitive requirements as some destinations can require several months of preparation. Remember, some countries or states require weeks of advance preparation before allowing to visit with your pet! If you are unsure if your pet is up to date on vaccines or testing, we can help you determine what is needed.
Check with your airline before booking a ticket to determine how your pet will fly to your destination. Certain transport crates may be required. When driving, keeping your pet restrained is important not only to avoid a driving distraction, but also to keep your pet safe in the unlikely case of an accident. Crates are always recommended when transporting pets in the car. Be sure your pet is wearing a secure collar with your name and contact information.
Microchips are small chips placed under the skin of a pet that hold your contact information and a unique identification number. International travel often requires pets to be microchipped. Pets can act in unusual ways when on a long trip and may slip off of a leash or dart from your vehicle even when it is typically out of character for them to do so.
Multiple means of identification can help your pet get back to you safe if you are unable to find him or her yourself. Be sure to bring plenty of dog food and any medications your pet needs. Placing daily portions in small bags allows for quick access to food and always bring a few extra meals worth just in case of an unexpected travel delay. Bring along a leash and small plastic bags to clean up after walking your dog or bring a small litter pan and extra litter when traveling with cats.
Bringing favorite toys or a blanket from home, may help your pet stay more comfortable while traveling. This will keep you from putting your pet in a dangerous situation of staying in a hot car without you. Visit the website Trips With Pets for more travel tips. Contact Us Call us during normal business hours for your appointment request or questions at Location.