On this week’s Tail Tips during Pet Show we discussed traveling with your pets. I haven’t ever flown with my animals but we have taken the animals on short road trips, some with better success than others. While Roxy was a great travel companion as a pup, George had trouble and was sometimes car sick. The vet recommended a small dose of tranquilizer. Often times that meant a sleepy, groggy doggy when we got to our destination. We don’t often travel with the animals anymore partly because of that reason. Perhaps it might have gone a lot smoother had we had these great tips from the ASPCA for flying and driving with your animals.
Here are the best three for flying:
- - Book a direct flight if possible.
- - Attach a current photo of your pet to the crate in case he gets out.
- - Tell every airline employee you encounter that you’re traveling with an animal.
Here are the best three for driving:
- - Go on a series of short drives before a long drive.
- - Don’t let your pet travel with her head out the window. She could get ear or lung infections.
- - Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and ID tag.
Have a great time traveling this summer!
- Staff Writer Dawn Marks