As time goes, the relationship between man and animal is getting closer and closer and some people can’t go anywhere without their pets. It does not really matter the kind of animal, a pet is loved by its owner. With all this love, traveling with a pet can be stressful and cause unnecessary attention if you are going on public transport. Whether you are going on public or private transport, there are things that you should know and things you must have in place in order to have a good and comfortable journey with your pet. Here are some tips for Traveling Safely With your pet.
1. Get a crate
This is a very important thing to do if you want to travel safely with your pet. You should not leave your pet just on the back seat with that amount of freedom. A crate which is jig enough to let your pet sleep, sit and turn around is just fine. You also need to make sure the crate is fixed to something so whenever you come to an a sudden stop or you swerve the crate doesn’t go moving around inconveniencing the animal. Sometimes people think the crate is too much inconvenience to the pet. It is not advisable to leave your pet lying around because it can disturb a drive. If you are bent on not using a crate for your animal, make sure that the animals doesn’t have its head out of the window as your drive.
2. Get your pet microchipped
Don’t get overconfident that your pet will always stay with you, don’t get overconfident that you will always know your pet. There can be discrepancies, there could be a mix-up or could happen and your pet is gone. You always want to know where your pet is, where he is beside you, or under another passenger seat or your booth. You need to be able to keep track of your pet and one way to do this is to make sure you have a chip planted on or in your animal.
3. Get a tag
This is another important thing you must do your for animal, you must make sure the animal has a collar Tag which could lead directly to you. This tag should have your name and your phone number just in case you separate from your animal, someone can bring it right back to you.
4. Never let your animal be alone in the vehicle
This again is very important. Your animal should never be left alone in your car for several reasons. First are the temperature fluctuations. You need not leave your animal alone in a car because it can get very hot in sunny days. Imagine leaving a pet in a car under the sun, so hot. This is sheer discomfort and torture. On cold days, it could also get very cold and the pet again is left in great discomfort. The animal can also click buttons which are not supposed to be clicked, put your car in gear or touch things which ought not to be touched and if this happens, of course, it would not be a good thing. You must always take your pet with you when you want to leave the vehicle.