When it comes to traveling with your pet, for the most part, you have to consider the same things that you would if you were traveling with a child. Like children, pets need to use the bathroom, eat, and even get restless when traveling for long periods of time. Here are some tips that can help you be better prepared for traveling with your pet.
If you are using public transportation such as a train or a plane, you should know that there are limits on not only the number of pets but also the length of travel time. If you are traveling by plane, you should be sure that your pet's temperament is suitable for that type of travel. While there is obviously no real restrictions when you are in your own vehicle, if you have an anxious dog or cat, you can try giving him a few drops of CBD oil, or to make it tastier, put the CBD drops on a high value treat to help relax him. Do this 30-45 minutes before your trip begins.
Where You Can Visit
If you are planning on taking your pet with you on vacation, you may have to do a little research if you want to be able to have your little friend enjoy some of the outings with you. For instance, if you are going on a beach vacation, don't just assume that it is okay to bring your dog because there may be some restrictions. There are pet-friendly beaches scattered across the coast, but according to Emerald Coast By Owner, you should be sure to check if off leash is allowed or what other stipulations they might have. When looking for shore rentals, you may also want to check their pet policy as well to see if there are any breed restrictions, the maximum number of pets, et cetera.
Pack a Kit
According to the Pet Travel Store, you should put together a small travel prep kit that will help to keep your little pal content throughout the journey. Make sure that you have food and snacks as well as a bowl, however, try not to let him eat while you are driving. Instead, give him something light to eat a few hours before you head off on your trip. You will need his leash and lots of plastic bags so that you can scoop up his poop whenever you stop.
No matter your vehicle of travel, you want to help your pet be as comfortable and as content as possible. Providing a favorite pillow, toy, or mentally stimulating chew can help as well as CBD oil if your pet is very anxious. With good preparation, your pet should be able to travel just fine.