When going on vacation, the real problem is where to leave your pets.
It is not easy to figure it out, especially when you want to take them with you. In this article, you can have a better idea of what you need if your pet is going to travel by you, which documents are necessary and the rules in planes, hotels and on the road.
Does your pet have an ID?
What is a Pet ID? Pet ID is the identity of your four-legged partner, it could be a card or a microchip which has been inserted into his body.
While travelling, one of the greatest fear is what will happen if the pet goes missing. How will you be able to track him?
Collar IDs are probably not a good option as they could come off accidentally and prevent you from ever find your pet.
Microchipping is the best option, it is a very easy and simple procedure that is reliable. A small microchip is inserted under the pet’s skin and there is no expiry date. All the necessary information is coded on this chip. These chips can help you in getting back your pet safely.
Do you have Pet Insurance?
Pet Insurance is a must for most Pet Owners; it covers the costs of unexpected costs related to your pet.
This could be veterinary bills, third party liability, pet travel insurance, loss, theft and even death. Nowadays there are a multitude of pet insurance available for every need and a quick look on the internet will surely give you some ideas.
So, if you do travel with your loved pet, having pet insurance could help with costs in case the pet goes missing, causes an accident or bites someone.
When travelling abroad, do not forget to carry the original paperwork that includes all the following necessary information: pet’s microchip number, identity details, health certificate, vaccination details etc. more importantly, your pet should have a legal passport.
Sometimes some countries hold your pet for further health investigation as well.
Species and Breed Restrictions
Before you start travelling to another country with your pet, it is essential to research where they are allowed to go because not every country welcomes your furry friend.
Some hotels do not let your pet stay with you, while others will put restrictions on their size and breed.
So it is the case with few airlines too, it is better to read the instructions and restrictions carefully before purchasing a ticket.
Book and Confirm Your Pet’s Stay Ahead of Time
To avoid any inconvenience, it is essential to research online about which hotels are pet friendly.
One good way is to call the destination hotels to confirm whether they allow the pet to stay or not. Hotels managers or receptionists will inform you about their policies.
It is better to book your pet reservation via email or with a phone call. This will give peace of mind.
Invest in the Right Gear
As it is essential to carry all your necessary items in your luggage, the same is to do with your pet essentials.
Pack your furry partner essentials in the bag so to make the journey more enjoyable and comfortable.
The items that must include in your pet’s bags should be:
- A comfortable bed for sleeping
- Water pot and water bottle
- Few toys to play
- Treats to eat
- Waste bags
- Blanket if your pet is used to it.
Pet litter and food is available in all countries, so you can buy them from any departmental or cash and carry store.
However, if your pet is allergic to some food, it is better to take his food along with you.
So enjoy a stress-free journey with your pet, by making sure that you have organised everything for its needs. Travelling with your pets is wonderful as they are part of your family and will enjoy every minute of your holiday together.