Veterinary Services to Prepare Cats and Dogs for Travel
If you are thinking about traveling with your pet, there are some things to consider. If your pet is very young, very old, ill, or dealing with an ongoing medical problem, travel may be stressful for them. It may be better to look into a reputable pet sitter or kennel. If your pet has not traveled before, try a short overnight or weekend trip first. If you are in doubt, ask your veterinarian at your next wellness exam.
Know the challenges you may face. Pet care can differ from state to state and country to country. Tell your veterinarian where you will be traveling and for how long. Ask your veterinarian about any flea, heartworm, or tick risks in the areas you will be traveling through. If your pet has trouble with car travel, they will likely have trouble by air. Ask your veterinarian about the appropriate treatment for pets that become restless or carsick when traveling.
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