Hitting the road with a furry friend soon? Make sure you plan ahead so everyone, especially your best friend, has a stress-free trip! Here are some tips to make sure your travels go well:
As soon as you know when and where you’ll be traveling, contact us to check that your pet’s vaccines are up to date. Also check that your pet’s microchip registration is updated.
If you’re taking your pet across state or international borders, health certificates and other documentation from an accredited veterinarian may be required. Our veterinarian can issue both types of health certificates and will ensure your pet is healthy enough to travel.
You may need to have sedatives on hand if your pet becomes particularly anxious during travel. We have many different options available to help keep your cat or dog calm.
Make frequent stops if you’re driving. At least every three to four hours is best. For the doggies, try to make time to exercise them for an hour before your trip if possible.
Find a 24-hour emergency clinic in your destination. If your pet becomes sick or injured, you’ll be prepared.
Is your pet on a special or prescription diet? If so, check to make sure you have enough for the entire length of the trip before you leave.
Make sure that both dogs and cats are current on flea/tick and heartworm preventatives and have an adequate supply of any prescription medications.
For your pet’s comfort, it’s always a good idea to bring toys, bedding and blankets from home!
If you have questions or need help preparing your pet for boarding or travel, we’ll be happy to help! Give us a call at 503-360-9695.