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Taking Your Pets With You On Your Vacation

Dec 7, 2007
Pets, for many people all over the world, are just like family that they don't want to leave them at home or with friends and relatives but instead would want to take them along on the vacation trip. But before you make your decision as to whether to take your pets with you or not, there are several considerations to think about and tips that could prove to be useful.

Keep in mind that some pets are not suitable for travel so you should consult your vet if you can take your pet along with your to ensure your pet's safety.

Different airlines have different policies and regulations when it comes to taking pets along with you. Some airlines do not even allow pets so it is best to inquire early on with regards to the airline's pet travel policies. While you may want to carry your pet with you on board the plane, most airlines would allow them only at cargo most especially if you have a big pet.

Most airlines have specific requirements when it comes to the carriers so make sure you comply with it. Choose a carrier that has ample room and space for your pet to be comfortable and be able to move around during the entire flight. As much as possible get a non-stop flight as you wouldn't want to lose your pet in transit. Properly label the carrier with your name, contact address, contact number and final destination.

If you are driving your way to your vacation destination, you can take your pets along with you. You basically have the option of keeping them in a carrier or not. But most pets actually love to travel by car. Cats though are best kept inside carriers as they feel uncomfortable when traveling. Should you decide not to keep your pet inside the carrier, secure your pet safely inside the vehicle.

Only a few ships allow pets and not all trains allow pets as well. Rules and regulations among the different states vary when it comes to being able to bring your pets on a bus.

Most cities have pet-friendly hotels. You can search for some on the internet. There are also many pet-friendly parks and beaches ideal for travelers who want to spend quality time and fun with their beloved pets.

When you travel with your pets, it is of utmost importance to always ensure their safety.
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