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Pet owners are often in dilemma regarding their pets when they go for a vacation. Most owners don’t like leaving their pets behind. But they know that traveling with a pet and traveling with a person are completely different things. If you are one such traveler, then here are 5 tips that will make your traveling easy.
- Identification is a must
ID cards and documents are important and in your pet’s case, ID tags. Before leaving the house, make sure that the Id tag on your pet has important information like name, address and phone number. Some tags are also fitted with microchips for better identification. Also, carry multiple copies of your pet’s photo in case he gets lost.
- Pack plenty of food and water
Pack plenty of food and water for your pet when you’re traveling because you never know whether you’ll be able to make frequent stops or not. And you also don’t know whether there will be an availability of pet stores on the way. If you are traveling during the summer, then pack foods that are rich in fat or that has added fish oils in it. Make sure your pets are hydrated because dehydration often causes strokes in animals.
- Keep them cool during summers
During summers animals are prone to heatstroke in the same way that humans are. If the car gets heated up too much, you can pull over to a place that provides shade. It takes time for dogs and cats to cool down.
- Make pit stops at pet friendly places
One of the challenges that you will face when you’re traveling with pets is that unlike you, your pets won’t be allowed everywhere. So, before leaving the house, make a list of all the places that allow pets to stay with their owners. If you’re heading over to your family or friends place, make sure they know you are bringing a pet with you. If you’re traveling by air, go through the guidelines for owners who travel with pets. Also, avoid extreme weather changes if you can.
- Learn first-aid techniques for pets
You never know what situation you might end up in when you’re traveling. One of the most useful things you can learn while traveling with pets is first-aid techniques. Keep a small kit for your pet if you can. Also, carry your vets phone number in case an emergency arises.
Traveling with pets is a fun and enjoyable experience. However, it can be a nightmare if you don’t take measures to protect them. Carry food and water and protect them from the heat. Choose pet-friendly places to stay and learn first-aid techniques that might come in handy.