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A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends

A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends 

Travelling by air, road or rail can be a stressful and anxiety-ridden experience for humans. but when a pet animal is involved it means double the prep, money and tension.
However, today, there are several pet service agencies that help transport pets to different countries across the globe, and at the same time, there are pet parents who have managed to crack the code to making travelling with pets a seamless, stress-free experience. Lets know about all the factors that pet parents need to keep in mind while travelling with a furry companion for the first time and here’s are all travel guide:



A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends



BY RAIL



A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends



Air travel can be a harrowing experience for your furry buddy. That’s why several pet owners prefer to transport their pets by road or rail. while travelling from rail once the ticket confirmed, you need
to get a ‘fit to travel’ certificate from the vet and write an application letter to the chief reservation officer of the Railways, mentioning the details of your travel (date, time, train number, PNR number, location – to and fro) and request them to allow you a cabin – four-seater or a two-seater, depending on the number of people travelling with you. One also needs to mention the breed and age of the pet in the letter.” A copy of the fitness certificate and the train ticket needs to be dropped with the commercial manager of the divisional office one week prior to travel. Next, book a ticket for the pet from the luggage counter on the day of the travel, which would cost around ₹400-600. However, one needs to have a confirmed AC first class ticket to do so.
One also needs to make sure the pets are well-acquainted with the idea of travelling for long hours.

So when travelling by train with pets, ensure you book a first-class AC ticket for yourself beforehand, and a ticket for the pet from the luggage counter (costs around ₹400-600) on the day of travel.
Pets also require a ‘fit to travel’ certificate from the vet to be submitted at least a week in advance.
Look for a train route that has adequate number of halts, so that your pets can relieve themselves frequently.
Keep tracking the route, along with the halt timings.
Carry a lot of newspapers or pooper scooper, which are easily available in the market. Also carry a spare leash, body harness, muzzle, large paper napkins, and a small stick to keep other strays away from your pet.
Pet food, blanket, and dog bedding will make the pet feel more comfortable, and at home.
Also, carry a first-aid kit, medication, pet license, and a recent photograph of your pet along with you.

BY AIR




A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends




This is the most challenging and expensive form of travel for any pet. Now a days Pet service agencies help make the whole ordeal a little less painful, as they help parents sort out formalities of which, there are many beforehand.
When travelling by air, keep all your pet’s medical records updated to show that they are healthy and
vaccinated.
Animals traveling internationally are also required to get a pet microchip.
Make sure you have an airline-approved kennel, and that your animals are crate/kennel-trained well in
advance. Ensure you put potty pads at the bottom of the crate, and that you also have water and food bowls for
the animal, which are attached to the side. There should also be a bag of food on top, for the airline personnel
to feed your pet during long layovers.
Go through the rules and guidelines for pet travel listed on the airline’s website beforehand as well.
Posting a colour photo of your pet, along with a simple introduction to their personality on the crate itself will be helpful for airline personnel.

For longer flights, you can also use pet calming liquids or sedatives – as advised by your vet – to help ease your pet’s anxiety.

BY ROAD




A handy Pet travel guide for your furry friends



When hitting the road with your pet, carry all essential medicines, as well as emergency ones, at all times, even
if your pet is physically fit.
Carry their favourite food and treats, and try sticking to their time of feeding.
However, don’t force feed pets, as they may be feeling anxious in the car. When travelling by car, make sure
you stop at regular intervals, so that the animals can relieve themselves.
Also carry bowls, leashes, an extra body harness, a pillow, a regular blanket and toys to make your furry babies
feel as comfortable as possible. Carrying their regular feeding bowls reduces stress.









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