Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Helpful Tips When Traveling with Pets

These days, more and more hotels and airlines are catering to people who travel with their pets.

Before you decide to take your pet on vacation though, think about what's in it for him. Will the possible stress of the trip be worth it for you and your pet? Also, if your pet is either very young or very old, it's probably best to leave her at home with a pet sitter or find a kennel.
If you are going to travel with your pet, consider these tips.
  • Airlines, as well as hotels, pet policies and restrictions can vary from one to the next. Check with their pet policies before purchasing tickets or making reservations.

  • Make sure all vaccinations are up to date and get a current health and rabies certificate from your vet.

  • Get a pet carrier that is big enough for your pet to stand up and turn around in. Also, put your pet's name, your name, address and phone number on the outside of the carrier.

  • Familiarize your pet with the carrier before you travel.

  • Make sure the pet tags are current and consider getting a chip implanted in your pet.

  • Pack a sturdy leash, extra collar, old blanket or sheet from home, food and water bowls, food and treats.

Contact a Professional Travel Agent today to get started booking your next trip!

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