Things to think about before embarking on a pet-friendly journey
New Delhi, India– Unconditional affection is well encapsulated by pets. They show us affection, teach us responsibility, and are the most effective stress reliever. Nothing could ever compare to the genuine sense of honesty they exuded. They are an inextricable element of our daily lives. Even the idea of leaving our most vulnerable family member at home makes us feel uneasy. So, why are you leaving your dogs at home?
As a result, consider bringing your furry friend with you wherever you go. Even if it may appear to be a challenging effort, enjoying a wonderful trip with your four-legged buddy is still possible if you follow a few suggestions offered by Faisal Islam, co-founder of Carry My Pet.
Before going on a trip, talk to your veterinarian.
It is your responsibility as a pet owner to consult with your veterinarian before taking your pet on a trip. It's a good idea to consult someone before you start organizing your journey, whether it's a veterinarian for a health and medical check-up or an international pet relocation expert for the documentation procedure. They can inform you whether your pet is fit to travel or should be left at home based on their evaluation. Even a healthy pet may require further vaccinations or a health certificate before you travel, depending on your area.
Remember to bring your pet's medical records with you.
Every airline has different pet-travel policies, and each country has different pet-health regulations. So, before going on a trip with your pet, make sure you get his or her medical records from the vet. If you're moving an animal to another state, you'll need copies of its medical documents and certificates, as well as proof of vaccinations (especially rabies).
Prepare your pet for the trip.
Anxiety affects pets in the same way that it affects humans. To avoid putting your pet in an unpleasant situation, it is critical to accustom your pet to the travel before embarking on a tour. By gradually exposing your pets to new situations, you can quickly help them overcome their fears. To assist him with this, take him on a short drive once or twice a week. This will help you comprehend their actions and keep track of what makes them fidget so you can work around it.
Don't forget to update the microchip on your pet.
When it comes to the safety of our litter critters, they must be microchipped before traveling abroad. If you're taking a trip with your pet, don't forget to have him or her microchipped. Pet microchips have a unique code and contain basic information about the pet, such as breed, age, color, and owner information. It assists government officials in determining whether the pet for whom the documents were filed is the same as the pet for whom the documents were filed using the microchip number listed on the microchip certificate.
Select a relaxing carrier.
For carrying a pet, each airline has its own set of rules. It is, however, your obligation as a pet parent to choose the appropriate crate size for your pet and to ensure that the cage is equipped with correct food and water arrangements, an absorbent carpet, and a few toys to keep your pets entertained. Some airlines allow small dogs and cats to fly in cabin soft carriers, while others require all pets to be flown in the cargo hold. To avoid causing any distress to your pets, it is your responsibility to check the rules and regulations ahead of time.
Feeding your pet shortly before you go is not a good idea.
Flying can make your dogs feel uneasy at times. As a result, avoid feeding your pet solid food for a few hours before your travel, or keep them minimally fed. If you're traveling, make sure your pet's meals are planned ahead of time to avoid any unpleasant surprises along the road.
Your pets, like you, are entitled to a break. Traveling with a pet, on the other hand, needs a significant amount of planning. You and your furry companion, on the other hand, can have a wonderful trip if you have all of your cards in order. (IANS)