There’s a lot to prepare and organise when going on holiday, and if you’re considering bringing along a furry friend, this could make the whole thing feel even more stressful… but fear not! These tips from this handy infographic will help you get to grips with how to travel with your pet with as little hassle as possible. If you follow these simple steps, you and your companion can relax and enjoy a purr-fect holiday.
Before You Go
It’s important that before you start booking flights and arranging accommodation that you check a few things over. Some airlines do not allow certain animals on board, while others won’t accommodate pets at all. Once you have found a company that will allow your pet to fly, make sure you compare prices. There is often a hefty fee associated with animal travel.
Be the Early Bird
It’s likely that a limited number of animals will be allowed on the flight, so you must make sure you book in advance to guarantee you and your pooch a spot. You may find that if your pet is classed as ‘oversized’ it will have to travel in cargo rather than in the cabin with you – this is another thing to check before you book any flights.
To keep your furry friend safe during your trip, book them in for a check-up at the vet before you embark on your adventure. As well as receiving any missed vaccinations or other precautionary travel aids, you’ll also be able to ask the professionals about any specific concerns you have about taking your pet on a plane. This will hopefully put your mind at ease and make for a more relaxed journey.
Packing for Two
Of course, one of the most important things to remember is to take all the necessary equipment with you – not only for during the flight, but the remainder of the holiday too. Pet shampoo, waste pickup bags and snacks for the journey are just some of the items you’ll be needing, so take your time when packing to make sure you don’t forget anything vital.
If you’re holidaying with your pooch, keep these tips in mind and you’ll be sure to have a stress-free journey and a paw-some getaway!