Taking your pet on a holiday can be both fun and stressful. The stress of bringing your pet to a new place with unfamiliar people and customs, or to travel with your pet can be overwhelming. It is important to carefully plan your pet’s journey and make sure that you and your pet have everything you need in the process.
You will need to be clear about which type of holiday you want to go on, whether it’s an adventure, a holiday or a relaxing one. Make sure you look into what regulations your pet may have to follow and whether there are any particular requirements you must take into account.
Take a look through this article to see which pet holidays are available in this country and choose the one that best suits your needs.
How to take your pet abroad
Getting your pet from A to B
Some countries do not allow pets in public, and it is important to make sure that your pet is able to travel there. If you are travelling with a pet, you will first need to get them some travel insurance. This should cover any medical treatments your pet may need. Some popular countries that do allow pets to travel with you are Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. It is a good idea to look into these countries before going abroad. Check your pet’s health certificate, and take along any vaccination records you have. Before you travel, ensure that you understand your pet’s travel arrangements and make sure that you are aware of any additional regulations that apply.
If you need to make any changes to the holiday plans for your pet, it is important to make a formal request to your vet as soon as possible. This is because the paperwork and medical information is necessary to ensure that the pet travels in the best possible condition. For this reason, you should also look into pet vaccinations before you go abroad, as well as any other vaccinations that may be needed.
You should travel with your pet using the correct pet carrier, and ensure that you pack it in an area that is free from moisture and other pet smells. If you use a kennel or crate, you should pack the carrier with water and feed your pet using a suitable travel food. You should also prepare your pet’s crate for travel, making sure that there is enough bedding inside, and that they are comfortable. You may also consider investing in a travel crate. To ensure that your pet does not have to sleep alone, you can give them a toy to play with during travel. You should also ensure that your pet does not get restless when they travel.
Before you travel, consider taking your pet to your vet to make sure that they are comfortable, before you take them on the journey. As well as making sure that they are happy and healthy, your vet will be able to check whether or not they require vaccinations. Your vet will be able to inform you of any other pre-travel checks that need to be carried out, including giving your pet anti-seizure medication, making sure they are microchipped, and checking for fleas and ticks. If you are unsure about any of the treatments your vet recommends, it is best to speak to them before you travel. This way, you are certain that your pet is fully prepared before they travel, and you won’t be caught unawares.
Make sure that you have enough money to take care of your pet while you are travelling, in case any problems arise. You should also have a detailed plan of what you will do in the event of any emergency or problems, such as what to do if your pet gets lost. If you are going on holiday, make sure that you keep your pet close to you, so you can help them if they have an accident or are lost.
As well as making sure your pet is comfortable, you should also make sure that they are not over stimulated before you leave. Although your pet will probably be excited to go to a new place, they may be a bit distressed about the new environment, so it is best to leave your pet for a few days before you go. Try to give your pet as much attention and care as you can, and let them know that you will be back.
Make sure that you buy your pet carrier in advance, so you will not forget it before you go. You might also want to buy a few different kinds of treats in case your pet has an accident or needs to be disciplined during your trip.
When you are getting ready to take your pet on a long trip, take their food and water with you, as well as their litter box, toys and bowls. You will also need a good travel cage or carrier that is suitable for your pet. If you are going on a trip for more than one day, it might be best to let your pet sleep on your luggage, so they can have some rest, rather than trying to keep them awake all the time.
Make sure that you keep your pet safe and secure when you go on holiday, so you will not have to worry about them if they get lost. You should also find a safe place for your pet to go while you are away, so that they will not be afraid of it when you come home.