Saturday, May 26, 2012

Guest Post, Pet Traveling Tips

Tips to Help You Bring Your Pet on Summer Vacation
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for you to go on summer vacation. If you’ve decided to take your pet with you this year, you may be wondering how to do so and still ensure that the trip’s a success. Here are some suggestions you can take into consideration: 1. Decide How You’re Going to Travel If you’re going on summer vacation, you probably have a week or two off from work. If this is the case, you have some flexibility in terms of how you travel. Taking a plane is one of the quickest means of travel, but it’s not usually the most comfortable for your pet. Taking a road trip, on the other hand, can be fairly comfortable and even enjoyable for your pet, especially if your pet is a dog. So, if your situation doesn’t require that you fly, consider taking a drive. Alternatively, you may want to consider looking into chartering a jet instead of flying on a regular plane. Jet charters allow you to avoid the hassle at the airport with your pet, and they allow pets to ride next to their owners during the flight. On regular planes, pets typically either have to ride in a crate under their owner’s seat or ride in the luggage area of the plane. 2. Pack Correctly Just as you have to spend time packing for yourself, you should also spend time packing for your pet. You’ll need to bring the essentials like food, bowls, leashes, and treats. Additionally, if you’re flying on a plane, you’ll need to get an IATA certified crate for your pet to travel in. If you think your pet is going to be anxious on the trip, you should also consider bringing his favorite toy or a piece of clothing that smells like you to comfort him. 3. Expect Some Extra Work You’ll need to take your dog out for potty breaks throughout the trip, and you’ll need to change your cat’s litter in the hotel room. If your pet has an accident at any point of the trip or damages anything, you’ll be held responsible. Taking summer vacation with your pet might not be as relaxing as taking it without him or her. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make tons of memories and have lots of fun with your pet in tow. Author’s Bio: Logan is a guest blogger on the subjects of pet care, global travel, and when to consider a jet charter.


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