The signs of summer are here! Lots of pet owners are calling in asking about storm fear, ticks and traveling with their pets. These are three very important issues this time of year. In this post, we will talk about how to plan for travel with your pet. Stay tuned for storm fear and check out our Facebook page for information on ticks!
These days, lots of families want to take their four-legged family members on vacation with them. With this trend has come many pet friendly resorts and hotels. When you are making your reservation, be sure to verify the place you are staying is pet friendly. Once you have your reservation, it is time to prepare. Depending on where you are traveling, you will most likely need a health certificate from your veterinarian and proof of rabies vaccination. For international travel, you may need much more and up to one year to meet their requirements for your pets arrival. Check with the consulate in that country as soon as your travel is planned to find out exactly what is needed. Different airlines have different requirements for pet health. Be sure to check with your airline at least 30 days prior to your trip to verify their requirements.
Now it’s time to pack. It is important for your pet to stay on his or her normal diet to avoid any GI upset. Be sure to pack food, bowls, favorite toys and any medications your pet may be on. Also, make sure your pet has an ID tag with your cell phone number. A microchip is a great form of permanent ID to help get a lost pet back home! If your pet has anxiety or car sickness, ask your vet for appropriate medications to put your pet at ease. If you have an emergency while you are away, ask your hotel to recommend a veterinary clinic for you.
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