Tips For Traveling With Animals - Guest Blog by Logan from Jet Charters

Tips For Traveling With Animals

 
Taking a nice vacation with your furry four-legged friend can be a wonderful adventure, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Take note of a few of these tips from someone who has traveled with dogs and cats many times in his life.

See the Vet

Your animal’s veterinarian will be an invaluable resource in the matter. You’ll probably need to schedule a visit before the appointment to get all the necessary documentation for your pet. For instance, if you’re flying, you’ll need an up-to-date confirmation that all your animal’s vaccinations are current. You might also want to check to see if the vet would recommend a sedative for your pet.  

Keep Consistency

Switching up your pet’s diet while on a vacation is a terrible idea. While you might be going somewhere to try the local fare, your animal should stick to what they eat back home, otherwise this could end up with a big smelly mess. Animal’s dietary tracts are much more sensitive than ours so the slightest switch up can cause a bad bout of diarrhea. The same goes for switching up their water too quickly. To ease the stress on their tummies, bring plenty of their normal food and bring a gallon of water from your home’s tap. Slowly wean them off the home tap by combining it with the local tap.

Check Your Route

Make sure that each place you plan on stopping is animal friendly. The worst thing would be to get to a hotel to find out that they have very stringent pet rules. Call ahead and save yourself that headache.

Cargo Hold Advice

If you have a Pug or a Chow Chow, you should never let your animals travel in the cargo hold of a plane. These breeds have nasal passages that make them especially susceptible to oxygen deprivation. Talk to your vet and the airline to see what other options are available.

Traveling with animals can be a lot of fun but you need to do your homework. Make sure you pack wisely and prepare for any possible hitch in the itinerary. If you perform the necessary preparation, it can be a vacation you and your pet will always cherish.

Author’s Bio: Logan is a guest author who helps people travel on a private jet charter. He travels from Teterboro at every chance he gets.

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