As members of the family, pets have earned the right to participate in our vacation trips, and although before we did not have many expectations of being able to take them on the journey, now there is no excuse for not doing so.
Leaving them at home is no longer an option; Therefore, today we are going to tell you some tips that should be considered when traveling with a pet.
Consult with the veterinarian
It is important to understand that it is not always a good time to subject the pet to a long trip. The trips are usually stressful experiences for the animal, highly demanding both physically and mentally, so you have to consider the current conditions of the animal.
From factors inherent to the breed to the current weight of the pet, through its temperament and other relevant aspects, it is essential to consider these elements when determining the convenience of traveling with the pet.
The specialist’s advice will determine whether the animal is prepared or not to take on the challenge.
Choose and know the airline guidelines
In general, only animals weighing up to 8kg, including their transport, can travel in the cabin of the plane. If they exceed that level, they must go in a special section of the cargo hold.
However, it is necessary to know that not all airlines allow animals in the cabin or in the hold and that those that do, have their own protocols for the trip, which can vary according to the destination, the duration of the flight, function of the Animal, among others.
Take into account current regulations
The transfer of an animal to another state or country may represent a series of requirements or procedures ranging from special permits to the need for a specialist’s endorsement.
The animal must have its vaccines up to date; This, regardless of the means of transport to be used for its transfer.
It is always essential that the animal has up to date all its health records: vaccination, deworming, etc.
Prepare the animal for the trip
Regardless of the means of transport used to transport the animal, it is always necessary to prepare the animal for the process.
In that sense, it is not advisable that the animal knows the transport on the same day of the trip; You should be trained so that you can be inside it as comfortably as possible.
Also, it will be necessary to teach him to control his sphincters; For this, it is essential that the veterinarian carry out the feeding and hydration program of the animal for the hours before the trip.
Some airlines prohibit sedating animals for travel, as well as boarding pets in wheeled containers. It is advisable to consult with travel agencies regarding this type of specifications.
With these simple guidelines, we can ensure a more than pleasant trip next to our pets.