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How to Travel With Our Pets


Many people often have problems when they have pets and want to travel. Ideally, the animal stays in the house with a neighbor, friend or relative to be visited at least once or twice a day to give him a drink, eat and do some companionship. Alternatives are sent to a day care of animals, or a professional pet caregiver. If you are planning a trip with your pet, be sure to read these tips.

If you want to take your pet for travel, or is about to move and has no choice but to move, here are some tips:

* If the pet travels with you, keep your sense of identity. Either way, they can shake when doors or windows open, so it is advisable to keep them closed if you are away from your car or hotel.
* You need to hold an identification plate, showing the pet name, address, telephone and email, regardless of whether the animal travels with you or others.
* Except for the blind, pets are not permitted on the buses and trains. If you, a relative or friend has this disability, prior notification to the airline, bus, or train, that anger in the company of a pet.
* Check with your veterinarian the possibility of mild sedatives for your pet during travel.
* If carefully planned vacation with your pet, it would be helpful to walk the journey to be undertaken with the animal. But this preparation for the unexpected and most likely to happen.


* If you choose to send your pet by air, make reservations and arrangements in advance of delivery of the animal at airports. Carefully follow the instructions given the airline to pick up your animal.

* Note if your pet may travel in the same plane, in a cage under a seat of the cab. Otherwise, you must send it by air freight.

* For smaller pets such as birds, hamsters, and goldfish, can opt for the air express service. The airline, the veterinary, or hardware stores may sell or rent crates and containers for such shipments. The small fish should be packed in an aquarium by a professional in these matters.

* Purchase these cages or containers with one or two weeks in advance. Familiarize your pet by placing them within a few minutes each day. Gradually lengthen the time until you notice that your pet is handled with ease within the cage.

* Do not give food to any animal in the five or six hours before the flight. And two hours before, either give drinks.

* Be prompt in delivery of the animal at the airport. If your pet travels with you, arrive with an advance of 45 minutes over the time indicated on the ticket, so the paperwork can be done with time and the animal is not stressed. And if you send one, show up two hours earlier.

* Be sure that names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons responsible for the animal to be clearly seen in both the cage and in the identification tag of the pet. Make sure that both identifications containing the same information. Add the words "Live Animal" in large letters on the container that carries.

* Notify the person receiving the animal that travels in flight and the exact schedule of arrival. This is very important to know that your pet will be sheltered until withdrawn.

* Animals are often collected about 90 minutes after flight arrival. Knowing the number of passage is not very useful to extend the deadlines.


* If you want to take your dog or cat in your car, and these are not very used to getting into a car, Familiarize making short trips with them, one or two weeks before travel, to accustom to the movement and teach them how to behave.

* You must teach the dog to stand still, with their heads inside the car, and not to disturb the driver or passengers. Do not let your dog pull your head to hit the wind. May irritate eyes and cause problems.

* Cats are often frightened when they travel by car, but some quickly become accustomed. Some people let the cat find its own place in the car, others feel it is best to keep the cat in a cage.

* Your pet get used to being tied to a leash. Carry it when traveling. It is also useful pet harness that adjusts the seat belt strap to the car (the can get at any veterinary). While it restricts the movements, does not prevent minimal displacement. This is essential if their pets are agitated in traffic, and the strap is used to take them out for a walk in a strange place, which could be lost.

* If you're stopping for the night, make a reservation in advance at a hotel that accepts pets.
* Be sure your pet has an identification badge if lost, and that has given all vaccines.
* Pet Travel Kit: balanced pet food, containers for feeding and water, can opener (if any food is packaged in cans), some sweet things to use of "rewards", a favorite toy, blanket, a comb or brush.

* Also, to be sure: a sedative (prescribed by your veterinarian), paper towels, spray air freshener (for if you stay overnight in a hotel), a shovel and a plastic bag to clean your animal droppings .

When the pet is bequeathed to destination, you find that has the same problems as you: to learn everything about the new place and the neighborhood. Must deal with new neighbors, both animals and humans. You must acclimate to other distinct climate and water, and must know that things can be done and that things do not.

It is advisable to keep the pet indoors until you get used to this will be your home and not a site visits, (Even if it is a summer house) as it may be that initially, the only pet look back to their previous residence. This often happens with cats, so they must be locked up for several weeks.

Make the animal feel at home, using plates, blankets, toys and other items that are familiar. Talk to your neighbors about the problems your pet may cause, and certain reactions to people's attitudes (such as touching the tail) that make it growl.

Also, keep your dog inside your house on garbage collection. There are better ways to meet your neighbors that your pet waste left them scattered in the door of his home ...

Entry Requirements

* If you cross country or province, must know that every government has its own laws on the entry of pets, except for fish. To meet them, consult a veterinarian of those places, the government section of agriculture and animals, or other appropriate authority.

* Must have medical certificates for dogs and horses across the country or province: they could be ordered by the authorities. Keep this in mind for other types of pets. In some cases the certificate must be submitted before admission of the animal.

* Some pets must have an entry permit issued by the regulatory agency of the country or province that are going. The medical certificate may be required before the permit is issued. Certain countries restrict the validity period of the entry permit.

* In some countries, border inspections of all animals that are transported, some have a spot. The representatives of the agency and animal agriculture are usually present at airports, looking for pets arriving by air.

* Be cautious and ...



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