Top 5 Tips to Travelling Safely With Your Pets This March Break
If you and your pets are embarking on a trip this March Break, we’ve got the top five tips to help ensure you have a safe trip.
5. Today, a surprising number of accommodations welcome pets. Before booking ask about pet policies. Lodgings may have restrictions on the types or size of pets allowed, or they may designate only certain rooms for animals.
4. When travelling, be sure to pack all necessary items for your pet, which may include: food, water, leash, medications, toys, blankets, first aid kit, any required documents (e.g. proof of vaccinations), litter supply, carpet deodorizer, chew toys, grooming supplies, generous supply of food and a can opener and spoon for canned food.
3. If you are planning to travel by train, the same precautions and guidelines should be followed as with the other forms of travel. Some train companies do not allow pets on board, so research their pet travel policies before booking your trip.
2. Travelling by air? Take your pet to the veterinarian to update all vaccinations and obtain any legal documents needed (very old, very young, pregnant, ill and injured animals should not fly).
1. If you’ are travelling on the road, for your pet’s safety and your own, confine her to the back seat, either in a carrier or pet seatbelt (a special harness that attaches to the car’s seatbelt).
By following these tips, you can make the most of your trip.
For more tips on travelling safely with your pets, visit our fact sheet.
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