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The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling With A Pet

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cats3Hey, pet owners. I get it. Your pets are your family, and that’s why it’s so stressful when it comes time to travel.

A recent State of Pet Travel Survey found that 75 percent of pet owners don’t trust airlines…and for good reason. Air travel can be downright dangerous for animals. Your best bet is to leave them at home—but if a traditional kennel isn’t for you, there are other options.

Dog Vacay is a service that connects dog sitters with owners. They cover insurance and screen all the sitters, so there’s some security there. If you’re planning to travel for a long period or you’re moving, consider enlisting expert help.

A company like Pacific Pet Transport will handle all the details of shipping your animals. They’ll do the international paperwork, know all the rules and regulations, and safety is first and foremost.

If your dog can travel in the cabin, that’s a safer option, but it’s still stressful. Fly non-stop if you can, but if you have to connect, pick pet-friendly connections, like San Jose or Denver, which have pet-relief areas inside the terminal.

For more information on pet travel visit, the pet travel archive.

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