You and your pet are inseparable, right?
If you are one of the many pet owners that can’t bear to leave their dog, cat or other type of pet, you’ll be glad to know that the trend to take your furry friend along on a vacation is on the upswing. Many, in fact, are choosing to include pets on travel plans.
But like any good thing, taking your pet with you on a trip can go awry if you don’t plan things right.
The travel insurance people know about planning. That’s why we’ve put together 6 important tips that will help you and your pet enjoy vacation time together as a team without the risk of mishap.
So, here we go with the smart guidelines, any seasoned traveler with a pet should review and follow.
Six Essential Things to Do Before Travel with a Pet
• For a road trip: Keep your dog or cat in a special carrier designed for travel. If that doesn’t work, make sure your pet’s movement is restricted to the back seat. This way, he or she can’t bother you while your concentration should be only on driving, following road signs and getting safely to your destination. Remember to take frequent rest stops where you and your pet can stretch limbs, exercise and relieve yourselves. Follow the rule about vehicles: never leave a child or pet inside alone because cars can heat up quickly to become death traps – a vehicle of tragedy.