Recommendations for Traveling with a Sick Pet

Traveling with a sick pet can take extra pet travel planning

While traveling can be full of twists and turns, it can definitely be fun and worth the long miles. Whether you’re in the sky or on the road, bringing your pet along warrants many special considerations. Indeed, preparations can be quite extensive. But what about traveling with a sick pet or one with certain health risks? The pet experts are here with some helpful tips to make sure your pet remains safe and that all the essentials are covered.

How to Know?

The Humane Society has some great travel safety tips for pets in good general health. While the recommendations are similar for pets who are ill, unique considerations and heightened vigilance are of the utmost importance. For example, air travel can be risky for all pets, but flying with a sick pet can be downright dangerous – especially if they’re in the cargo area.

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Over the River and Through the Woods: Holiday Travel With Your Pet

Many pet owners will be traveling during this holiday season. Whether you are bringing your pets along for the ride, or leaving them behind, be sure to consider the following when it comes to holiday travel with your pet.

OnTheGoIf your pet is staying home…

  • Be sure to leave your pet sitter with your contact information as well as instructions on what to do in case of an emergency when you cannot be reached.
  • If you are having guests at your house, provide your pet a quiet place to retreat from the commotion.
  • Make certain that all pets are wearing a collar with tags and that all microchip information is current. You never know when a door might accidently be left open by preoccupied guests.

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