Vacation and travel with your pets should be doable since your pets are also an important member of your family. In US, there are around 70 million household who have pet. Around 20 million of them have the experience of traveling with their pets.
The good thing is, there are some hotels and vacation home rental that allowing people and pet owner to stay in their property. Here are some tips if you are planning to bring your pet with you on your vacation travel, these tips are can be use as preparation before taking on the vacation trip;
Check from reservation if pets are allowed in the hotel or home rental. If the hotel that you want to stay in has its own website, you can easily find out if they are allowing their guess pets to stay in the hotel. This is much faster proses compare than asking verbally to the customer service since there are many possibility of miscommunication and misunderstanding.
Find out if your pet is allright with the long journey. You can find out by taking them to short trip with your car and see their behavior if they are relax with the journey or restless. If they are not accustom with the journey, you can start teach them by taking in the car for short distance and making them comfortable with their favorite toys, treats, and bring someone along to play with them and gradually increase the distance of the trip with your pets.
Secure the pets on journey. You must make sure that your pets will be safe during their travel. If you are traveling with your pet using your car, you can equip the car with safety harness or bought the vehicle barrier, so your pet will stay at the rear of your car.
Pet’s identification tag. Pet owner must anticipate about what should be done if their pet is lost accidentally when they are on their vacation. Pet owner must make sure that their pets are wearing ID tag that is stating your pet identity such as name, the owner’s name, contact number and if possible the hotel where they are staying.
Bring the pet’s photograph on the vacation. This will help the identification encase the pet went missing during the vacation. Using photograph will be simpler rather than explain it in verbal.
Consult with the vet. Check with the vet about the trip that you are going to with your pet. Find out if your pet will need special vaccination and information to prevent disease from the vacation location or during the traveling. This is to ensure that your pet will stay healthy during traveling, vacation and after the vacation.
Find out about the regulation about bringing pet to the destination country. Encase you are traveling overseas, you will need clear information about the rules and regulation on bringing animal from outside your destination country such as quarantine, administration, or rabies vaccination. You can get this information from your travel agent and also from your vet.