Travelling With A Pet? - What And How To Pack

  • 21/11/2018

When you have a little cat or dog, you may be reluctant to travel without them. Not only do you have the comfort of your pet with you, but it is hard for the animal to be separated from you for so long.

But travelling with a pet brings its own set of challenges. And that is why it is a good idea to pack properly and take other precautions. Here are five steps that will help you pack appropriately and ensure that you have a safe trip with your pet.

Take Some Home Comforts

Pets do not like change. They are even worse than humans in that regard! If you are taking a pet on a trip, bring something they love from the home. For instance, you can bring their favorite blanket and toy. It will keep them a lot calmer, especially if you are travelling on a plane or train.

Use a Carrier

If you are taking your pet in a moving vehicle, it is a good idea to get a carrier. You can find a high quality, durable carrier that you can use on each trip that you take with your pet.

Not only will the carrier ensure that your pet is safe in the back seat of the car, but they will also be more comfortable. Pets do not like being in a moving vehicle, especially cats. Being in an appropriately sized carrier will make them feel a lot better.

Go Reusable

When it comes to packing for a trip with your pet, you will have many bags of items. Some will contain your possessions, while others will contain accessories for your pet. Instead of using plastic bags, go with 100% recycled reusable bags instead.

Not only are these bags classy, durable and easier to carry, but you will know that you are not damaging the environment by using and then throwing away plastic bags each time you make such a trip.

Bring Their Food

You may think that you can just buy food for your pet when you reach the destination. But it is a good idea to pack a few days’ worth of food with you. And be sure to include more treats than you usually give your pet. Travelling can be disorienting for a pet. Giving them some extra treats will make them feel better!

Keep Emergency Options Open

You can never know when something unexpected happens on a trip. And it is even truer when you are travelling with a pet. Just be sure that you have a plan for emergencies.

For instance, you should have ID tags for all pets that are going with you. And make sure you have clear and recent photos of them too - in case they get lost.

Have their medical records and any relevant information on you as well. If you have pet insurance, keep those cards and documents in the car or on your person while travelling.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you are ready for anything on your trip with a pet!

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