Dr. Stephanie Wolf has these five simple guidelines if you are traveling with your pet.
1. Check your pet’s leashes, collars, harnesses, crates, carriers and anything you may be needing to keep your pet safe and close to you while you’re are traveling. Make sure everything is in good working condition. If you need to replace them now is the time.
2. When you examine those collars make sure your pet’s ID tags, have name, address and phone numbers that are up to date.
3. Make sure your microchip is up to date. Most of these chip’s information is accessible online and it is easy to update your information.
4. Have your pet visit the vet and have health certificates, vaccinations and medications updated. Generally, this needs to be done when travelling on airlines. No matter how you are travelling make sure your paperwork and proof of vaccinations are on hand.
5. Discuss with your vet how well your pet travels. You may want to discuss any behavioral issues your pet may be experiencing. There are a variety of things to keep your pet calm. Keep in mind any sort of traveling is a stressful time for your pet even if they happen to enjoy it.