Traveling with Your Pet

Going on a trip and have a pet? Remember to think about them during your planning process! Depending on your mode of transportation, you’ll need to do some different things for your furry friend. So read on for some tips about traveling with your pet by air or by car.

Air travel with your pet.

  1. Check with the airline if your pet is allowed to travel on the flight.
  2. Check with the airline if your pet can travel in the cabin or as cargo.
  3. The only time a dog or cat will be permitted to fly without a health certificate from an official veterinarian is when it is less than three months old and has been vaccinated within 14 days of departure, according to Delta Airlines’ website.
  4. Your dog should have its microchip implanted before traveling because this helps ensure that he’ll be properly identified by animal control officials if he gets lost during his trip.

The following information was taken directly from Delta Airlines’ website:

“Before your dog boards a flight, you must provide proof that he has been vaccinated against rabies (for example, by having him wear a special tag). Your vet should complete this process at least 28 days before you leave; however, you can still bring your pet on board even if he hasn’t received all shots yet—as long as they’re scheduled for completion within six months after arriving in his new home country.”

Road trip with your pet.

A road trip with your pet is a fun and memorable experience, but it can also be stressful. Before you embark on this adventure, make sure you’ve covered all the bases.

  1. Ask your vet about traveling with your pet. Your veterinarian can give advice on how far or how long to travel before stopping for rest and food, as well as what type of emergency medical care will be available if needed.
  2. Check with your car insurance company about coverage for accidents that occur in other states or countries (and if there are any exclusion clauses). If you’re renting a car and not driving one owned by yourself or someone else in the household, ask about the company’s policies regarding pets.
  3. For peace of mind while driving long distances with a pet in tow, consider purchasing roadside assistance from AAA (or another provider) so that help can come quickly if needed while traveling outside of town limits—especially if you live in an area where such services aren’t readily available like rural areas or small towns where there are fewer options than larger cities across America.”

General tips for traveling with your pet.

There are two ways to travel with your pet: in the cabin or as cargo. Some airlines do not allow pets to fly in the cabin and some do. The same applies to cargo, so it’s important that you check if your airline allows you to fly with your animal as either option before booking a trip. Further, there are restrictions on size of animal allowed on board as well as type of pet—so be sure to check what’s allowed before making any travel plans!

Make sure you’re prepared to travel with your pet.

Before you travel with your pet, consider how you’ll get from point A to point B. Do you have a car, or will you be taking public transit? How long is the trip? Will your pet be exposed to extreme heat or cold? Is there enough room for them in your vehicle?

Whatever mode of transportation you choose, make sure it’s safe and comfortable for both of you. If possible, find out if other travelers need to put their pets in portable cages before boarding public transit and try not to board with them until everyone else has gotten on board. This way everyone’s pets can stay together during the whole trip instead of having one person take theirs onto public transport while another has theirs locked up elsewhere inside their vehicle—which can lead to separation anxiety if they’re separated after getting off the bus or train!


Remember, it’s all about having fun! If you are prepared and bring plenty of food and water for your pet, they will have a great time traveling with the family.

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