Traveling with Your Pet

  • One of the most common injuries in pets is due to accidents inside cars. No matter what size your pet is, it will be safer for everyone if it’s in a travel crate.
  • When traveling with your pet it is vital for them to wear proper identification. If you should become separated, their identification is the surest way they’ll find their way back to you. Microchipping is also highly recommended.
  • If you don’t already use one, it’s a good idea to invest in a canine restraint device for your car. A loose dog can distract you, or worse, become airborne if you suddenly hit the brakes.
  • If you plan to travel with your pet, make sure you have his or her latest medical records with you. In the event your pet becomes ill, the veterinarian caring for your pet won’t have to track them down.
  • If your cat has an extreme fear of his/her carrier, it can help to buy a different type of carrier (soft-sided vs hard plastic).
  • When moving or traveling, place a temporary tag on your pet with the phone number of someone who knows how to reach you.