Three ways to ensure your pet is a fun part of your family travels.
You’ve made it to Spring Break! Before you make it to your travel destination, there are a few things to keep in mind if your furry family members are joining you. These three points will help prevent any unfortunate surprises (what do you mean you don’t accept pets here?) and ensure that your pet is a fun, enriching part of your adventure.
Follow The Rules
Know your carrier’s regulations, whether you’re taking a car, train, bus, or plane to your destination. Some airlines have breed restrictions or don’t allow pets if the temperature at your departure or arrival location is too extreme to ensure Fido’s safety. If you’re traveling out of the country, know the requirements for your pet to be allowed entry. If driving, make sure pets are allowed at any hotels where you’ll be staying.
Having your cat or dog microchipped is a great, permanent way to ensure they will be returned to you as quickly and safely as possible.
Visit Your Vet
Before taking off for your Spring Break adventure, take Fluffy and Rover to the veterinarian to make sure they’re healthy enough to travel and are current on vaccinations and other medications. Some travel destinations require additional vaccinations for your pet, so do a little research. If you’re leaving the country, you’ll probably need a current, valid health certificate for your pet, which you can only get from your vet. Anderson Humane offers low-cost veterinary care, including vaccinations and several health screenings.
Microchip Your Pet
It’s always distressing when your pet wanders off, even more so when you’re on vacation. Having your cat or dog microchipped is a great, permanent way to ensure they will be returned to you as quickly and safely as possible. Ensure this is done before you leave for your Spring Break adventure, and also make sure your contact info is up to date with the microchip registration company.
Try Some Training
If your dog is a bit too unruly for adventuring together, check out Anderson Humane’s training and behavior classes. Time spent working through behavior issues this year could ensure a great Spring Break trip with your furry friend next year.
Have Fun with Us
Not going anywhere for Spring Break this year? Join Anderson Humane for local events designed to inform, entertain, and enrich the lives of animal lovers, including hikes and sporting events. Or foster an animal awaiting adoption and bring a little extra love and companionship to your home. If your kids love animals, sign them up for our Summer Critter Camps.