Summer is here and it’s time to plan your vacation. Even our four-legged friends deserve a little vacation. So, here’s what you need to know about traveling with pets.
Traveling with the whole family, as well as with pets, is the dream of every pet owner. But before you take off, you should know some rules and requirements.
What to take for your pet?
Here is the minimum list of what you should take for your pet:
- Travel bowls for food and water,
- A few favorite toys,
- Cat Litter if you’re traveling with a cat,
- Garbage bags,
- A bed,
- Anti-parasite agents and other medications that should be given regularly․
Here are some tips to ensure a pleasant journey without the stress of long trips.
Do not feed your pets immediately before getting into the car.
Stop your ride every two to three hours to let your dog or cat rest, stretch, and get some fresh air.
Sunburn can be dangerous, so use a car shade or towel every day to protect your pet from the sun in the car.
Documents required for traveling with animals
First of all, when traveling with animals, it is obligatory to have a completed and updated medical book and a veterinary passport with you, i.е. animal documents if the final destination is to leave the country. In addition, before leaving, it will not be superfluous to undergo a general examination by a veterinarian and consult about all the necessary care for the animal and documents. It is also important to find out if the destination has any special medical requirements, such as mandatory vaccinations and microchips. Once all pet paperwork is in order, you should think about how to travel with animals in complete safety and what mode of transport to choose so that they are disturbed as little as possible.
Traveling with pets in various types of vehicles
Animals react differently to environmental changes. Dogs, for example, suffer more from separation from their owners. On the other hand, it is more difficult for cats to adapt to new places. Regardless of whether the animal is more sociable or, on the contrary, more reserved, the choice of transport and precautions are important in any case.
Traveling by car
Traveling with animals by car is perhaps the easiest. For safety reasons, pets must be separated from the driver’s seat, either with a special partition or with a carrying compartment. The carrying compartment is the safest accessory, as the pet has its own limited space where it can rest while traveling. The Ferribiella mini transport compartment, suitable for small animals, for example, is made of durable plastic and has an impact-resistant transparent door with a security lock. For larger animals, there is the Skudo transport cabin, which is available in various sizes and models. The pet carriers are made of thermoplastic and have side latches with fuses, a plastic coated steel door, a food or water bowls and side vents for proper air circulation. Ferribiella transfer cabins can be used for transportation by all means of transport: by car, train, ship, plane, etc.
Safe transportation of animals by airplane
Please contact the airline for instructions on transporting pets and information on weight and size restrictions for both the carrier and the pet itself. Before the trip, it will be necessary to carefully examine the pet, conduct deworming and the necessary vaccinations at the veterinarian. You should also check to see if the airports you plan to visit have running areas and pet toilets. Dogs and cats are usually transported in the trunk. Please note that airlines may limit the number of animals that can be carried or refuse to carry aggressive animals. Animals easily tolerate flights. However, if your pet shows signs of stress after flying, contact your veterinarian at your destination