Just like traveling with children, traveling with your pet takes an excessive amount of planning and could be stressful. 40% of pet owners decide to take their dogs on vacation with them. And lucky for their furry companions, this number continues to increase year by year.
Thankfully, companies have been making traveling with your pets easier for dog owners. Hotels and Airports have even started to offer services to help pets adjust to traveling. But with all of these new services and products advertised it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options. What do you really need, you ask? Read on to find out.
The Yelp of pet travel, BringFido.com can help give you 50,000 pet-friendly recommendations from over a hundred and fifty countries. It can recommend restaurants, hotels, and other attractions that will welcome you and your pet. There’s an app of course as well, where you can also find dog walkers, pet sitters, and even veterinarians!
Before you start on your adventure, you need to plan how they will be traveling. Your pet must be crate trained and have a vet check-up beforehand to ensure his and others’ safety and comfort. Make sure and research the specific airline that you are traveling on because every airline is different.
Some airlines still will allow dogs to be shipped in cargo, however, most stopped this practice because this is a very dangerous way to travel. It is best to get in touch with your airline in advance so you can confirm their policies regarding traveling with your pet.