Will you be making plans to travel with your pets this holiday season? Here are a few tips to help make traveling safer for you and your pet.
Travel Safety Tips:
- Make Arrangements – Make sure that the family you are visiting is ok with your pet coming over while you visit. If they don’t have a place for your pet to stay, consider contacting our office to learn about our boarding services. We even offer feline-only boarding so that your cat is comfortable while you’re away!
- Bring Necessary Documents – If you bring your pet with you across state lines, bring a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. You need to get this within 10 days of travel. Bring your pet to our office for a quick exam and we will make sure that they are up-to-date on all vaccinations.
- Provide Identification Tags – Place a collar and ID tag on your pet before you leave the house. You can also microchip your pet to provide permanent identification – just make sure all of your information is up-to-date!
- Make Frequent Stops – If you plan on traveling for long distances, make frequent stops along the way. This will give your dog plenty of time to stretch their legs and get some mental stimulation.
Read more about how to make traveling with your pets safe during the holiday season on the American Medical Veterinary Association (AMVA) website. If you have any questions about how to keep your pet safe this holiday season, contact our office.