When it comes to transporting pets, ensuring that they’re comfortable is key! But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. As one of today’s leading pet transfer services, the team from Paws en route has helped hundreds of clients safely transport their pets with minimal stress, so we’ve collected some tips for you below.
Here are some ways you can ensure a smooth and successful pet transport!
If you and your pet are traveling by road or air, keeping all the necessities close by can make things much easier on both of you, so pack an overnight bag. Be sure to include things like food and water, poop bags for dogs, kitty litter for cats, pet treats, toys, medications, grooming tools, and anything else to keep your pet comfortable.
Having pets present when you’re packing, rearranging furniture, or frantically running last-minute errands can create a lot of stress. That’s why it’s important to keep them well away from these sorts of things before they travel.
Although in some places microchips for identification might not be required, it’s always a good idea to have your pet wear an identification tag with your contact information in case an emergency occurs during transport.
It’s unlikely that your pet will feel completely comfortable in their crate when traveling but training them can at least help them get somewhat accustomed to it. Begin training them a few weeks before you plan on traveling and moving, and make sure the crate you’re using is large enough for them to move around comfortably. The crate should be large enough to sit, stand and turn around comfortable. Some airlines require that there should be 3 inches between the top of the carrier and the top of head or tips of the ears if the pet has erected ears.
All pets react differently to being transported, which is always why, in addition to hiring reliable pet transport services. We recommend that a pet owner visit their vet before the pet traveling to ensure that the pet is healthy enough to travel. Airlines require a health certificate which ensures that all vaccinations are up to date (as required by the airline and the destination country) and that the pet is healthy to fly. Once you arrive at your new location, visit the local vet to make sure that your pet is in good health after the trip.
Let us help transport your pet to its new location!
If you want to ensure your pet arrives at its new location safe and sound, the team from Paws en route can help. We’re equipped to provide exceptional pet taxi services and air transportation solutions. To learn more, contact us online today or call (866) 204-7331.