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TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET we’re ready to hit the road, explore the beaches, or perhaps just camp out under the stars. And if you’re like most of us, leaving our furbabies behind is tough … or not an option at all! In order to include furry family members in your plans, here are some travel tips to consider before you pack your “doggie-bag” –
NOW THAT T R AV E L IS B ACK O N O U R AG E N DA ,
PLAN A PRE-TRIP VISIT WITH YOUR VET.
Confirm that vaccinations are up-to-date and your pet is healthy enough to travel. Make sure dogs and cats have a microchip and wear a collar with an identification tag that includes your name and phone number.
BRING A LITTLE TASTE OF HOME.
WHEN THE ROAD GETS BUMPY.
It is important to bring along a familiar bed, pillow, blanket, and favorite toys. Anything that smells like “home” will be of comfort on the road or in the air. Also, keep dogs and cats safe and secure with a well-ventilated crate or carrier.
Benadryl will help your dog with motion sickness but consult your vet first. Feed pets a few hours prior to departure and maintain regular diet routines. This will not only help with their digestion, but it provides comfort when your pet may be feeling disoriented or anxious in unfamiliar environments.
CREATE A PET-FRIENDLY TRAVEL KIT.
Include food and treats, collapsible bowls, a leash, grooming supplies, poopscoop and plastic bags, medications, and plenty of fresh water.
DO SOME RESEARCH.
Be sure to bring a copy of your pet’s medical record and do some research to find pet-friendly accommodations, parks, activities, etc. And know how to access veterinary care away from home. AAA has a complete pet travel guide. For more information visit www.aaa.com/ pettravel. w