For many of us, our pets are family. So, when it comes time to leave Tennessee and visit relatives out of state, it’s only natural to want to bring your fur babies along for the adventure. While you could keep them cooped up at home with a sitter, having them share the holiday with you is so much better.
So, with that in mind, let’s go over some travel tips that will enable your pets to come along for the ride.
Make Sure Your Pet is Up to the Challenge
Some animals can have a hard time traveling, which can make the experience all the worse for both you and them. If you’re not sure, then try taking your pet on an extended car ride and see how they hold up. If they’re a nervous wreck by the end, it may be better to leave them home this season.
Check With Your Travel Arrangements
Many airlines, trains, and other travel services have strict rules about pets. In some cases, they may not allow them at all. Usually, though, you will have to keep your animal in a separate compartment, which can be more than a little stressful.
Thus, before you pack your bags, talk to your travel company and see what regulations they have in place, and consider the impact it will have on both you and your pet.
Pack a Travel Bag
As with humans, pets will need to be cared for along the way. Bathroom stops, snacks, and water breaks are necessary, so it helps to bring a travel bag along with the rest of their belongings. If you can keep your pet nearby during the trip, be sure that you’re prepared for anything, including accidents that need to be cleaned up.
Overall, bringing your pet along for the holidays can be a fun and rewarding experience. As long as your fur baby doesn’t get too nervous about traveling, the process shouldn’t be too complicated.
From us at Bob Johnson Insurance, we wish you and your pets a safe and enjoyable holiday season.