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Make Your Trips Fun with These Pet Travel Tips

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When it comes to pet travel, their comfort is critical.

Traveling with your furry companion can be an amazing experience, but it also requires careful planning to ensure their safety and comfort. Whether you are flying to a new destination or embarking on a road trip, following these pet travel tips will help make your trips fun.

Pre-Trip Veterinary Checkup

Before traveling with your pet, schedule a pet wellness visit with the veterinarian. Ensure your pet pal is up to date on vaccinations and receive a health certificate if necessary for travel. Also, the veterinarian may advise your pet on specific health considerations during the trip. At Alexander Animal Hospital, a routine medical exam is recommended yearly for all healthy pets since it focuses on maintaining optimal health and detecting potentially fatal diseases.

Pack Pet Essentials

You’ll want to ensure you have everything on hand your pet will need and reduce the risk that you’ll have to go seeking something during the trip. In addition, bring along your pet’s essentials, including:

  • Pack enough food and water from home to avoid any gastrointestinal issues.
  • If your pet requires medication, make sure you have sufficient for the whole trip. Also, carry a pet first aid kit.
  • Confirm your pet’s collar has updated ID tags with your contact information. In addition, consider having your pet microchipped.
  • Bring your pet’s favorite blanket, bed, and toys to offer a sense of familiarity during the journey.

Consider Your Pet’s Comfort

When it comes to pet travel, their comfort is critical. So, remember your pet’s comfort at all stages during the journey. Avoid leaving your pet alone in the vehicle, especially in high temperatures. On flights, select a direct route when possible to minimize travel time.

During your trip, be mindful of your pet’s overall health and well-being. So, keep them hydrated, avoid feeding them significant meals before traveling, and analyze any signs of stress or discomfort. Ultimately, traveling with your pet can produce lasting memories and strengthen your bond.

Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital

Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.

We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccineslost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.

Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment. We’re social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest updates!

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