Whether by plane, train, or automobile, family vacations are what memories are made of. But pet parents often face a dilemma when making their travel plans. What do you do with your beloved dog or cat when you’re heading out of town? For some, the answer is obvious: Bring them along!
If your pets are healthy, good-natured and adaptable, there’s no reason you can’t take them with you on your travels. For instance, many pets do well in the car and welcome a long road trip but it’s important, though, that you know their personality before deciding if they’ll be hardy travelers.
If your trip requires airplane travel, think carefully before bringing your pets along. Plane travel is stressful for any pet, especially if they are traveling in the cargo section. Unless it’s unavoidable, we don’t recommend it.
Advanced and careful preparation can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone. Ideally, smaller pets that will easily fit in an airline regulated carrier can be placed under your seat, or the seat in front of you, during the flight. When traveling with animals it is always best to contact your specific airline…