Carry Your Canine In Airline Pet Carrier While Traveling
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Carry Your Canine In Airline Pet Carrier While Traveling

Taking your pet along with you on a long journey is a tricky situation. You may consider leaving your pet at home and travelling without him/her. But doing so will include a lot of preparation like requesting a friend to take care of your pet, or alternately arranging for a pet sitter. Also ensuring your pet is well taken care of with enough food and that their required medication and toys and accessories are available to them. When considering a short trip, leaving your pet at home might be worth considering but if you are planning a long vacation it might be wiser to take your pet along with you. After all, neither you nor your canine can stay away from each other for too long.

As you plan to take your pet along with you, you need to be extremely well equipped with all the essentials that your pet may need while traveling. Here are some important tips and dog travel products that you must carry while en route to your destination with your pet.

First and foremost, carry your canine’s medication along with you. Basic medication as well as emergency medication recommended by your pet for any unforeseen emergency are necessary, along with first aid basics like bandages and anti-septic and anti-biotic gels. These medicines and medical supplies will come in handy during your vacation, and will help tide things over until you can contact a vet. Also, make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date.

While traveling, you may need to switch between various modes of transportation quite frequently. In such situations, without the right carrier your pet may not be allowed to travel along with you. To deal with this, always carry your dog in an airline pet carrier. These carriers are allowed and approved for use across all major modes of transportation. However, do some research before you travel to ensure that you have the right type of carrier for your pet. Also, different travel regulations apply for different breeds so confirm these with all the respective travel authorities before embarking on your journey.

If your dog is not accustomed to travelling long distances, then chances are your pet may panic during your journey or remain dull and listless during the entire trip. To deal with your pet’s mood swings, carry natural or herbal air fresheners or fragrances. The natural floral scent will soothe your canine and keep it calm during the journey. Carry bowls for food and water, along with some dry dog food in case he/she gets hungry during the journey.

Pet hygiene is an important factor that you need to consider while traveling. Clean the airline pet carrier before you set off on your journey with your pet. Carry waste bags and a scoop to gather and dispose your pet’s waste. Make sure that your pet is well groomed before you travel. Its fur should be neatly trimmed and its nails clipped to avoid infections.

Follow these basic tips and make sure that you carry the essential dog travel products listed in this article. Consult your vet for a more comprehensive list that will come in handy and equip you to deal with a variety of situations as they occur. Remember that travelling with your dog is not an easy process but is almost always well worth the trouble in the long run.


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