Have pet – will travel. It is really pretty common now days for people to taken their animals with them when they travel. Whether you are moving are simply flying home to be with family for the summer for a family reunion or other occasion and plan on taking your pet, you want to be certain to take the necessary precautions to insure that you successfully travel with an animal. By taking care of a few minor routine details, your animal will arrive safe and sound, and you will not be stressed. Once you survive the first experience of the “have pet will travel” scenario, you will be a real pro, and will know how to successfully travel with an animal.
One of the first details to attend to create a positive experience for all involved, and to prepare to successfully travel with an animal, is to have all of your documents in order. Some states require a vaccination certificate, where others do not. It would be prudent to check with the airline you are flying to see if the state you are entering will require a health certificate for your little “have pet will travel” sweetheart.
In determining what you need to enter a particular state, it would also be prudent to check with your Veterinarian to see if your particular “have pet will travel” sweetie needs to be sedated. All animals are different. Where some may behave like the perfect frequent fliers, some may suffer from separation anxiety, or stress behind the experience of being in a container, particularly if your “have pet will travel” is of the size that requires he or she ride in the belly of an aircraft. To successfully travel with an animal, you will want to consider his or her temperament, and decide what it will take to arrive at the destination without being traumatized. Where this may sound dramatic, many people cherish their little “have pet will travel” and consider them family members. So their welfare is just as important as the person seated next to you on the aircraft.
Once your Veterinarian has cleared travel for your special little furry family member, purchase the necessary airline approved container, a kennel if going in the belly of the plane, or a bag or small kennel if traveling in the cabin. Obviously only very small “have pets will travel” fly in the cabin in order to fit in a container that fits under the seat in front of you. So, to create the perfect successful travel experience with an animal, buy the kennel a few weeks ahead of time and allow them to become familiar with it and spend small amounts of time in it. Make the airline-approved kennel comfortable with familiar items so when the big day comes “have pet will travel” won’t freak out but will instead enter the kennel willingly. If in doubt about any requirements – ASK!
One of the most important things necessary to successfully travel with an animal is to arrive at the airport at least two to two and a half hours ahead of time. Be certain food and watering instructions are permanently affixed in a fashion that won’t be misconstrued. The kennel door for your little “have pet will travel” will be secured with a plastic security tag once you have checked in and food and watering instructions have been met based on the length of your flight.
With proper planning, attention to detail, and allowing time for your sweetheart to get adjusted, you will find the experience of “have pet will travel” will go smoother with each time you travel. Following these few tips will ensure that you will successfully travel with an animal whenever you need to.