March Break pet travel safety tips

March Break pet travel safety tips

Planning a March Break trip? If you’re taking your pets on a trip this March Break, we’ve got five top tips to help make sure you travel safely together!

5. Today, a surprising number of accommodations accept pets. Before booking ask about pet policies. Inns may have restrictions on the types or sizes of pets allowed, or they may designate only certain rooms for animals.

4. When traveling, be sure to pack all necessary items for your pet, which may include: food, water, leash, medications, toys, blankets, first aid kit, any necessary documents (eg proof of vaccination) , litter supplies, carpet sniffers, chew toys, grooming supplies, abundant food supplies and can openers and spoons for canned food.

3. If you are planning to travel by train, the same precautions and guidelines should be followed as with other modes of travel. Some train companies do not allow pets on board, so research their pet travel policies before booking your trip.

2. Traveling by air? Take your pet to the vet to update all vaccinations and obtain any legal documents required (very old, very young, pregnant, sick and injured animals should not fly).

1. If you’re traveling on the road, for the safety of your pet and yourself, confine him to the back seat, either in a carrier or pet seatbelt (a special harness that attaches to the car’s seatbelt).

By following these tips, you can get the most out of your trip.

For more pet travel tips, visit our fact sheets!

If you have concerns about COVID-19 you can learn more about the Coronavirus and your pets, here.