It’s not like other days when a family spends time outdoors or on vacation, because on this day the whole family goes out of the house and means they have to take their dogs with them. This means extra work for you and requires strict planning in advance to make sure everyone has a good time: including all the dogs along the way.
Travel by Car
It is important to take safety precautions when traveling by car with a dog, although it is a short ride or a long journey. Dogs should be prevented from moving freely in the car. There are multiple ways of achieving this, but most of them provide the best protection for long trips. Other options include using a seat belt to secure the dog in place in one of the rear seats or using a vehicle barrier to separate the rear area from the front. Some car manufacturers offer it with new models at an additional cost, or you can buy a generic one to match multiple car styles.
Travel with your dog
If you are traveling with dogs, you may think the car is the only option, but in many ways public transport may be better. Trains have advantages for dogs; they are much wider and bigger.
On the train journey, dogs don’t feel too much to travel, so the train for dogs who don’t like to travel by car can be more comfortable. In addition, when you travel by train, you will not worry about the seat belt or the cage, and your dog can move your feet and extend your feet.
Traveling by plane
If you do not have a very small breed dog, your dog cannot travel in the same area as you. Only small dogs in the passenger area who can fit in a carrier under an armchair can travel. Larger dogs must ride in the luggage area with the luggage.
The cargo area of the aircraft is not arranged like a passenger compartment, so there are temperature fluctuations that can damage pets. There were many cases of dogs that died while flying in the airline, so restrictions on when and how dogs can fly are pretty tight.
If you are planning a trip and want your dog to fly with you, you need to speak to the airline before you can buy your ticket. Make sure the temperature is suitable for flying. In winter, and especially in summer, there are temperature restrictions that a dog will not fly above or below a certain temperature.
You need to know how the dog needs to fly. Usually, there’s some kind of paperwork you should be aware of. In addition, the dog must fly with an approved carrier for airlines. For large dogs, this is a plastic, airline-style case with a normally vented vent. The crate cannot be too big or too small for the dog, so you need to know specifically what the limitations are in sizing.
In the crate, you need to place more than one label indicating the owner of the dog, how to contact this person, and what the dog’s name is. You should also mention where the dog came from and where he went on a trip.
Be sure to strengthen the chest. Some people prefer to use duct tape or tie straps on the screws to secure the front buckle in the door for extra protection and also to prevent accidental opening.
Things to consider when traveling
• Some documents are requested for your flight with your dog. Before you travel with your pet, you need to get a health report stating that your dog has no drawbacks about traveling.
• In addition to the health report, a valid animal identification card including the vaccination card should be prepared.
• Other conditions vary according to the procedures of the aircraft company. You must contact your airline company for this purpose.
• Look where you travel and find the number of veterinarians, such as emergency veterinarians.
• Make sure you have a checklist of what your dog needs: bowls, food, leashes, favorite toys, any medicine.
• Add ice to your dog’s water. This helps to reduce intestinal discomfort.