Posts Tagged ‘travel with pets’

If you plan to travel with your pet this summer (or any other time), you may be making a list of things to pack for your furry traveling companion.

But there may be things you haven’t considered — and knowing about them could make the trip safer and more enjoyable for you and your dog or cat.

Dr. Samantha Nelson, of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, has created a list of 26 tips for traveling with your pet.

Check them out on BluePearl’s client blog:   https://bluepearlvet.com/blog/26-tips-for-traveling-safely-with-your-pets

Bonus Links:

Find pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and more:   https://www.aaa.com/pettravel

Is your pet up-to-date on vaccines? Learn why he should be, before leaving town: https://littlecreekvet.com/2010/11/15/holiday-travel-series-part-4

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Travel Tips brochure available at our office.

Travel Tips brochure available at our office.

Going somewhere?

Check with us to make sure your pet is up-to-date on recommended vaccinations and parasite control.

Whether you bring Fido and Fluffy along for the ride, drop them off at the kennel, or hire a pet sitter, you’ll need to know if their vaccines are current — and you may need written proof. For pets travelling by airplane, a health certificate may also be required for entry into the destination state or country.

Don’t wait until the last minute to find out your pet isn’t ready for travel or kenneling — call us 1 to 2 weeks in advance of departure.

Another great idea: Get your pet a permanent microchip ID like HomeAgain, in case it escapes the car, the kennel, or the casa.

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You see this dog?

Yes, that’s the one. 

Where do you suppose he’s going?

And why does he look so happy?

Maybe it’s because…

…he lives in a vineyard in Sicily.

And this is his view down the steps:

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, with your favorite furry companion by your side, where would you be?

All photos by Jennifer Miele.

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AAA and PetSpot logos property of AAA

     Just in time for the summer travel season, AAA dropped into my mailbox with news of its pet-centric website PetSpot.  PetSpot is the place to go for tips on keeping your four-legged friends safe during car and air travel; how to handle pet emergencies on the road; signs you may be obsessed with your pet, and much more fun and informative news.  Plus there’s even an opportunity for your pet to be featured on the cover of AAA’s next PetBook.

     You don’t have to be a member of AAA to access the website, but membership does have its privileges.  Barnes & Noble.com offers discounts to AAA members toward the purchase of pet-related books.  And you can even save money on Kurgo harnesses to keep your pet safely strapped in during a car ride.
     P.S.  —
I’ve been a member of AAA for as long as I’ve been driving, and I’ve been glad to have someone to call when my car conks out on the road.  I’ve also enjoyed taking advantage of special discounts at participating historic properties and other touristy sites.  If you’ve been thinking about joining, now is a good time to sign up.  ~~  Jen

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