25 Tips for traveling with your pet

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No more let your pet at home when you are traveling. With these tips for traveling with dogs or cats, you’ll never travel alone.

I have two dogs at home, a boxer of 12 years and a native of 11 months. The two I love with all my heart and it hurts terribly when I have to leave them at home. So for a while I decided to go with them whenever possible in order to feel fully accompanied.

If you also have a pet at home and want to start traveling with them, these simple tips will help you have the best experience.

The days leading

1. If you’re traveling by plane, it is essential that you check the conditions of the airline to transport animals. Generally, they are applying vaccination certificates, health certificates signed by a veterinarian and other documents you need to apply in advance.

2. If you go in your own car, you can buy some items that can make the trip more bearable as a waterproof fabric to protect the seat, disposable containers or cloth to clean the trunk of your pet constantly (anyone imagine how drools one boxer dog!)

3. If you travel in public land transport, it is essential to talk to the driver and you establish the conditions for transporting your pet . Sometimes you will be forced to protect the seat, place it on the floor, use a cage or away from the other passengers.

4. Bring to a veterinary check, especially if you suffer from an illness you already know. In that case, remember to take the necessary medication for travel days.

5. If you need to take your pet in a crate, you should accustom patiently. A good alternative is to place a toy or a snack in the cage, to enter by his own curiosity. Do not try to enter it by force, it only cause afraid.

6. The first few times you use the crate, close the door and leave it alone for a few minutes. 15 minutes after back and let it out. This will mean that it is a temporary closure and has not been abandoned.

7. Find the hotel in advance. Find a hotel pet friendly is much more difficult than you think. Try to communicate directly with the owners of the establishment, tell the age, size and some features of the behavior of your pet.

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The luggage

8. I advise that your pet has its own bag, a small bag and preferably waterproof. After several trips, he recognizes your suitcase and understand that it is time to take a new route.

9. In the luggage is essential:

  • Water
  • A small jar with the necessary food for the journey times
  • wipes for cleaning
  • Other tools that have become accustomed to your pet. As the case may be the hairbrush, perfume, a toy or snack.

10. Always carry a blanket or a surface where your pet to bed in hotels or public places.

The day of travel

11. Do you feed two hours before the trip, because movement can cause discomfort.

12. It may be tempting to medicate your pet, give a sedative pill or dizziness. I am totally against such methods, but if it is a restless animal, there are drops of valerian exclusive pet that can reassure you. You can also put lavender oil on your hands and give you a massage on the back.In the case of cats, you can spray the cage with synthetic feline pheromones.

13. In dogs, it is highly recommendable for a long walk. In cats it is essential to give them enough time to play or hunt. After a long moment of relaxation, pets are more docile.

14. If you’re traveling by plane, enter your pet to the crate at the last possible moment. This way, you will have more time to adapt to the airport environment and will be less impacted.

15. If you travel with you in the cabin, Place it in a place where no other passengers uncomfortable. Difficult to understand, but some people really dislike the presence of animals.

16. If you travel in warehouse, do not make a dramatic farewell. Your pet understands your energy and feel your sadness or your fear. He’ll think something bad is happening.

17. In the order always carries the windows slightly open, but not enough so that you can fully take your head.

18. Make constant stops so you can go to the bathroom. If you are a dog, download it to your belt and bring it within a tree or grass nearby. If it is a cat, a small indoor sandbox is an excellent choice, but do not let him down the car, under any circumstances.

19. Do not drive with loud music, especially if your pet is a cat. Loud noise it will only get more nervous.

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At the destination

20. Again, take your pet to a long walk. Try to walk or play, to forget the stress of travel.

21. In the hotel calmly, showing that is in a place of trust. Do not scold, because he will think something bad happens and distrust.

22. In the room allows you to explore all areas. Take a toy, bone or snack you already know and leave it on the floor and understood that it is welcome in this new territory.

23. Watch him permanently. If you will leave with him for a walk, always take it with collar, leash and identification tag (with email, if you are in another country). If you leave the hotel, having verified nutrition, hydration and that there is no escape route.

The return

24. By now you already know if you are a traveler animal. If your baby fours not like to travel, do not make me do it again. Find a family member or friend who will care for your future outings or, as a last resort, a recommended care.

25. Watch their behavior. If you notice you are stressed, sad or shows signs of illness, may have suffered from accident while traveling. In that case, it is essential to the vet.

You know what are the basic tips are to go on a trip with your best friend. No More Lonely Nights!

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