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Traveling with Pets

Traveling with pets is tricky and stressful, particularly when it is regarding flying to some travel destination. Some recommendations while onboard with pets, especially while flying with dogs or cats helps in traveling for both, pets and the owner. The most basic thing is that check with the airlines and its norms regarding traveling with pets is essential. They may permit you to take the pet in the cabin and to stow the pets under the seat in an appropriate carrier. Certain things are a must such as purchasing a pet carrier that suits the requirements of the airline policies. The airlines regulations vary in the dimension and size of the pet carriers and hence ensure so that there is no compulsion of facing some undesirable position or are forced to make alternative arrangements.

Traveling with pets is definitely entertaining as the pets also enjoy being around the masters care. So apart from the airplanes, check with the hotels regarding pet accommodations. Recently, it is observed that more hotels are permitting pets, but the owners of the pets have to pay more for each night of their stay and also an additional non-refundable fee for cleaning. In some countries, finding a hotel to accommodate the pet also may be an intimidating task, but do not give up until the desired hotel is not found to accommodate both, the pet and you.

Taking the pet and having it checked thoroughly with a veterinarian is a must. The doctor should provide a health certificate bearing a recent date. This is essential to be produced before boarding the flight. Pets also have to be purchased airline tickets identical to the human passengers. The charges vary between $60 to $150 based on the size and type of the pet as well as the airline. The airlines will also give few instructions. Similarly, stick on the pet’s carrier the tag as Live animal and take a portable water bowl, a pee pad, mini food dish and everything that the pet may require during the travel. This is essential as even if the traveling is for a short distance, there are chances that the pet gets thirsty and needs water. The owner should come prepared.

Traveling with pets is thrilling, though a bit complicated.  However, while traveling arrange everything meticulously so that the pet does not suffer half the way. Eventually, labeling the carrier of the pet is very essential with the information such as the owners name, phone number, travel destination, home address, name of the pet, gender of the pet, age of the pet, species of the pet, the vet’s name and phone number and health conditions if any.