Traveling with Pets
We are closer than ever to our pets. This is a wonderful change, but it also brings about a few questions when traveling. Traveling with pets has become more and more common. Traveling by plane is still a bit mysterious and would really be something to look into well in advance if possible. This way you can plan ahead and know exactly what you are looking at. Each airline will have their own set of rules and regulations for our four footed friends.
Driving is another option but unless the drive is part of the journey, driving will obviously take up a lot more of your vacation time. If the drive is part of the journey this can be an awesome vacation experience for both you and your furry best friend!
Safety and Security
There are a few things you can do to help keep your pets safe and happy while traveling. The latest trend would be for those that do not have a chip, you can find wearable technology. In the event that your favorite little guy or gal gets lost you can find them using a smart phone app.
When traveling with pets, bringing some of their favorite toys will help them feel secure. Besides you, the toy is another familiar thing to help keep them content. Check ahead to see that the country you will be visiting has the food you normally give your pet. If not, make sure that you bring enough with you to last the entire trip. Trying to get them to switch mid-trip, especially if your pet is a picky eater may prove to be difficult and expensive.
When staying in a hotel, many allow pets but do charge a fee. The fee is often dependent on the size of your traveling buddy. Many hotels that are used to accepting pets in the rooms. They may be able to provide you with a list of pet sitters in the area. They may also have other services to help keep you and your buddy happy. Traveling with your pets is not at a point where it is seamless but you can minimize many headaches by taking care of the details ahead of time.