Americans and their pets move on average every seven years. If you have a pet or pets, remember that they also experience stress, especially to move. In many cases, the displacement may be even more stressful for pets, like the house is their habitat. Animals can also become very scared to face unusual situations. Careful planning and organization can make movement easier and less stressful for you and your pet. Our guide offers advice and tips to help you and your pet through this process.
Pet travel warning
• Never move the illness of an animal - the passage in May aggravate the symptoms and be dangerous to her health.
• The Law on the Protection of Animals, it is illegal to transport puppies and kittens under eight weeks by air.
• Animals may not be moved on a moving truck in your household.
• Pets are generally not allowed to board trains or buses, unless they are guide dogs accompanying blind and disabled.
• Book a direct flight, if you travel by plane. If your pet is a trip in May, he sat outside with freight freight for a long period of time between flights and the cargo is moved from the air. If the weather is too hot or too cold, your pet will suffer. An insulated body will certainly help the situation if it can not be avoided.
May you transport your pet by air, either you or the accompanying air freight. Some airlines provide against-against-service so that your pet will take place on and off the plane by an airline employee. Remember, do not accept pets all airlines for the transportation, be sure to check when you make your travel arrangements. Be sure to also check the expenses and insurance costs for transporting your pet.
It is important that you book your air travel as soon as possible. Airlines that accept pets for transportation, have regulations and guidelines, regardless of whether the animals are accompanied or unaccompanied. For example, you May be required to be at the airport several hours before the flight to check your pet in a pet and May need a special fund. May the airline be able to provide cash for travel, or if you buy in May for one of the airline.
The airline guidelines on the types of permits and body of your pet supply company will be able to sell the cage. You pet should be able to stand and turn with ease and there should be adequate ventilation. The bottom of the cage must be padded with newspaper or other absorbent material. Add a favorite toy change day to give a sense of security. Try to get your pet used to the cage at home before the big day.
The days travel, food and water for your pet at least 5 hours before flight departure time and water to at least 2 hours before departure. Do not administer any medicine or veterinary tranquilizers recommended before departure. When you arrive at the airport, exercise your pet and check that you have provided all necessary information to the airline personnel regarding your name, address and correct name of alternate contact in case emergency.
Some airlines allow passengers to bring pets in the cabin with them, provided they fall within a range of sizes and remain in a carrier for the duration of the flight.
By road - in a motor vehicle
Unless you are planning a short trip, do not feed or water your pet for a few hours before departure. May you decide to put your pet in a cage during the trip, but make sure it is able to stand and turn with ease and there is adequate ventilation. The bottom of the cage must be padded with newspaper, towels or other absorbent and cushioning materials. Add a favorite toy will help give a sense of security. Exercise your pet regularly during the road, but always use a leash because your friend can easily get lost or hit by a car if he wanders off.
Do not let your pet hang his head out the window while the car is moving. While many dogs love to do this, it can cause problems of the eyes, ears or throat. And never leave the windows so that your pet can jump.