The holidays are approaching quickly and with them, the need to travel. As a pet owner, traveling and relaxing with your pet can be difficult, but not impossible. Having a dog or a cat with them so that they can relax by the Christmas tree, relax by the menorah or join in the Thanksgiving celebration is always a great pleasure for everyone. Celebrating the holidays with your pet guarantees a smile on your face, no matter how stressed your human family is.
Holiday Trips With Pets
You may have already been able to get to your vacation spot easily (perhaps by plane), but the problems and limitations associated with recent times make it more difficult to travel on vacation with pets than last year. Keep in mind that kennels may not work at full capacity and that people who take care of pets may be uncomfortable in your home due to the possible health risks at this time. For this reason, it is even more important to know the options of your trip for you and your pet.
Flying With Your Pet
Bring their chairs upright and lock them and place the tables with trays while we explore the best way to climb into the sky with your furry friend.
There are many opinions about how to fly with your pet. Unfortunately, flying is not always the most convenient means of transportation for a furry friend. Long journeys, new smells and even higher altitudes can agitate or even cause anxiety in your pet. Even worse, airlines have different policies on pets, ranging from restrictions on the number of pets that can be on the plane to restrictions on the size/weight of pets.
Questions to consider before booking a plane ticket:
Does the airline accept pets?
Are you ready to change airlines or pay more to accommodate your pet?
Do you have the right equipment to travel with your pet?
Can you travel by car instead?
Are you comfortable when your dog flies in the cargo hold, if necessary?
If your dog or cat is brachycephalic (that’s the adorable smiling face of pugs, Persians and bulldogs), you should probably avoid flying altogether, as high altitude can make breathing difficult.
Tips for flying with your pet:
Train your pet to carry it before flying.
Experiment with your pet. Slowly familiarize your pet with the smells and smells of the airport. This will help them feel more comfortable in the chaos of the airport. Also make sure to give them a gift when they get used to the space to reward good behavior.Buy flights with fewer connections or stops.
Choose your departure and arrival time to avoid extreme heat or cold. For example, planning your arrival in a warm place for the night may be preferable for your pet.
Consult your veterinarian. The International Air Transport Association does not recommend the use of sedatives or tranquilizers, as they can harm animals during the flight.
Take your pet for a walk before leaving the house and again before registering.
If your pet is allowed to be in the salon, register as after as possible to reduce stress.
If your pet is being transported as cargo, register early so that you can enter the hold of the aircraft, in silence and in low light conditions, with enough time before takeoff.
Note: If you are traveling abroad, you will have to follow much stricter rules and you will be asked to sign the trip to the veterinarian.
Driving With A Pet
Given the concerns about recent times, many people are choosing driving as their preferred mode of travel this year.
Seat belts and restrictions
The safest way to move your dog in the car is a cage that has been attached to the car with a seat belt or other reliable means. Dog restraints or seat belts are useful to prevent your dog from wandering around the car and distracting the driver, but they are not reliable enough to protect dogs in an accident. Never put your dog with you in the front seat, you should keep him in the back seat to reduce the risk of health-issue.
Most cats are uncomfortable traveling in cars, so for your safety and that of your pet, keep them in their transport. It is important to fix these carriers in the car so that they do not bounce and do not harm your cat. You can do this by attaching your seat belt to the front of the transport. Before your trip, try these Zen cat treats that will help calm your kitten.
Although there are few things cuter than floating ears in the wind or double chin, dogs and cats should always be kept safe in the car. If you let your pet push his head out of the window, he may be health-issue by debris particles or get sick from the ingress of cold air into his lungs. For the same reason, you should never transport a pet in a convertible or in an open Minivan.
Recommendations on pit stops (bullish)
Stop often to let your pet play sports and put himself in order. Your pet should always have a collar, an identification tag and a leash when he gets out of the car.
A quick stop may seem like you’re running out of time, but it’s too long to leave your pet alone in the car. This carries many risks, so never leave your dog alone in the car, regardless of the weather.
Traveling with pets can be difficult, but proper preparation and good habits before traveling can make the situation much less stressful. Even without pets, traveling is never very easy. However, a vacation or a vacation without your fur baby is not the same thing. Who wants to celebrate by thinking about how much their favorite pet misses them? If you decide to spend a holiday alone this year without a large family, take your puppy on a fascinating hike!