Family vacations are great times to spend a relaxing and have fun outdoors. Especially, if your pet were a small pup or kitten, you and your kids wouldn’t be happy to leave it alone. Moreover, if there isn’t anyone to take care of it, you couldn’t cancel the trip as well. Why don’t you consider taking your pet along with you? Taking the adorable pup or kitten would be double fun that you already are excited about. Travelling with your pets without a doubt is not an easy thing to do?
There are certain things that you need to sort out before, leaving on an amazing trip. If you are planning to take your pets, you should plan it well ahead. Here’s a checklist for you to follow and make life easier. These points will help you organize a stress-free vacation and return back with many memories:
• Organizing an accommodation that allows bringing pets
The first step for you to plan is locating a pet friendly accommodation so, that you could take it along. You wouldn’t want to reach the hotel and have to turn back, because they wouldn’t allow. Contact the place and clarify all the details about bringing the pet along.
• Check up with the vet
Prior to the trip take your pet to the vet and get him checked thoroughly. They would recommend if he can or cannot go with you. Without fail take any medication that is prescribed or sprays for ticks and so on.
• Pack the following items of your pet:
– Towel and shampoo
– Collar and leash
– For emergency situations you need an animal first aid kits
– Litter box, plastic bags
– Food and water bowls and food e.g. canned food/ pet snacks
• Search about the laws and regulations of taking pets
There are certain laws in some states regarding bringing pets from another region. This could be due to reasons such as diseases and so on. Hence, along with searching for pet friendly accommodation, gather information about such regulations. For instance if you’re planning to go site seeing, check if they allow pets and how they should be brought.
• Identification photograph
In case you lose your pet in a park or a place that is crowded, you should carry along a recent picture of your pet. As a fact, you will be able to find you lost pet faster. Make sure to engrave contact information in its collar.
• Contact of a vet in the area you’re vacationing
Get hold of some contact details of a vet near the accommodation or the nearest veterinarian. You never know if you would need to take your pet for a visit due to a sickness or injury. So get these details when before leaving home.
With this checklist you will be able to organize everything smoothly without any hassle.