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Pet Travel Tips

The Essential Pet Travel Tips

Before you travel with your pet, check with your veterinarian to make sure your pet is physically able to make the trip. Some senior or physically impaired dogs and cats do not travel well and some breeds are not permitted to fly. You may want to consider a local, reputable kennel for your pet, or if your pet is would be more comfortable at home, you may want to contact a pet sitting organization to locate a pet sitter in your area who can take care of your pet in its own, familiar surroundings. Follow these pet travel tips that may make your trip with your pet more enjoyable:

  1. Make sure your pet's vaccinations are current.
  2. Bring along a portable kennel when staying in a hotel room or in the homes of friends and relatives.
  3. If you leave your pet alone in a hotel room, be sure to put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door so housekeepers will not knock on the door. It's a good idea to inform the hotel lobby clerks that you are leaving your pet in the room while you're away.
  4. Take along items that are familiar, such as favorite pet toys, food, and pet travel bowls and feeders.
  5. Properly identify your pet with a collar tag or microchip.
  6. Your pet will feel more comfortable before the trip if you take the time to bathe, brush and groom him.

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