5 Tips for Traveling with Your Pet by Plane

You would like to travel with your pet by plane but you don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry, in this article, we’ll provide you with some practical tips so you can enjoy your journey with your four-legged partner without any issues. Traveling with your pet by plane can be a very rewarding experience, as long as you follow these recommendations

1. Visit the veterinarian first

You should consult the veterinarian to check your pet’s health and obtain a zoosanitary export certificate if you are going abroad. This document certifies that your pet meets the health requirements of the destination country and that  is fit to travel. We recommend finding a vet with experience in pet travel.

Also, make sure that your pet has all the necessary vaccinations, the  microchip, and a valid passport. These documents are essential for traveling with your pet by plane and avoiding customs issues.

2. Choose a suitable means of transportation for your pet

Not all means of transportation are the same for traveling with your pet by plane. Depending on the size, weight, age, and behavior of your pet, you may be able to bring it with you in the cabin or you may need to check it in the cargo hold. Each airline has its own regulations, so we recommend checking that and booking your pet’s ticket in advance.

Some airlines have a limit on the number of pet spots per flight, which can change depending on the season, so you don’t want to miss yours out. Also, find out about the type of container or kennel you should use to transport your pet by plane; it must be an approved container with ventilation, a waterproof floor, and enough space for movement. The airlines can provide you with a guide.

Additionally, it should be labeled with your information and your pet’s.

3. Prepare a suitcase for your pet

You are not the only one who needs a suitcase for traveling, your pet does too. Prepare a suitcase for your pet with everything it might need during the journey and stay: food, water, toys, blankets, sanitary bags, a first aid kit, etc. Also, bring a current photo of your pet in case it gets lost and also a travel insurance to cover any unforeseen events.

4. Feed and hydrate your pet in moderation

One of the most important aspects of traveling with your pet by plane is feeding and hydration. Feed and hydrate your pet in moderation before and during the journey to avoid nausea and digestive problems.

You should feed it about four hours before the flight and offer water up to an hour before. During the flight, you can give it a reward or snack to calm it down, but don’t overdo it. If your pet gets motion sick or easily agitated, consult the vet about the possibility of giving it medication or a natural supplement to calm it.

5. Look for pet-friendly accommodation

Last but not least, you should look for accommodation that accepts pets and offers services such as caregivers, green areas, beds, or feeding bowls. Not all hotels, apartments, or rural houses accept pets, so make a thorough search before making a reservation.

Respect the establishment’s rules and don’t leave your pet alone in the room if it’s not allowed. Also, consider the climate and conditions of the destination you are visiting and adjust the care of your pet accordingly.

These are some of the tips for traveling with your pet by plane that we wanted to share with you. We hope they have been helpful, and you enjoy your trip with your furry friend.

 

Remember that traveling with your pet by plane can be a wonderful adventure, as long as you do it responsibly and respectfully. Enjoy your journey!”

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