Top Tips for Travelling with Pets
Taking your pets on days out or on holidays just adds to the fun, as well as alleviating the worry of leaving them at home or finding a reliable pet sitter or boarding. However, cars and planes weren’t designed with animals in mind and you’ll also need to ensure that your destination can cater for your four-legged friend!
Follow our top tips for travelling with pets to limit the amount of stress on both you and your pet!
Crate your pets when travelling
Keep your pets safe and secure in a well-ventilated crate or carrier when travelling with them. There are variety of plastic, metal or mesh crates available and it’s best to get your pet used to it in the comfort of your home before setting off on a long journey.
Don’t feed during journeys
Don’t feed your pet whilst you’re on the move. Dogs. in particular, are prone to motion sickness and won’t enjoy the car ride with a full stomach. Wait until you stop for a break and feed a small high protein snack.
Keep your pet hydrated
Ensure your pet always has water available throughout the journey. Travel bowls are ideal as they can provide a small amount of fresh water while on the go, meaning you don’t have to keep stopping to allow your pet a drink, or have to mop up all those spillages after!
Never leave animals in a parked car
It goes without saying, but if you’re taking a break from driving then let your dog out the crate, or take the carrier with you. Pets will not only appreciate the leg stretch/fresh air, but even with the window open, cars can become very hot and quickly turn into an oven.
Keep your pet calm
Pets who get stressed easily will benefit from having their crate or carrier sprayed with Pet Remedy. The natural formula keeps all mammals and birds free from anxiety and will ensure a calm environment in the car whilst you are travelling. Plug-in diffusers can also be used if you are staying at relatives or in hotel rooms!
Pack a travel kit
Whether you’re going out for the day or going on holiday for 2 weeks, it’s advisable to pack a pet-friendly travel kit. The kit can contain items such as food, a bowl, leash, a scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication and first-aid, and any travel documents.
Prepare your pet for a long trip
Get your pet ready for the long trip; take him on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car. This should get him used to the process.
Make an appointment with the vet
If you’re travelling to another country with your pet, you should make an appointment with the vet to ensure all his vaccinations are up-to-date. You may also need to obtain a health certificate and can discuss ways to keep your pet calm throughout transit, like using Pet Remedy Calming Spray in their crate.