Traveling with Your Pet

Traveling with your pet doesn't have to be stressful if you plan ahead. Be sure to keep these tips in mind when you are headed out on your next family vacation. 

Make sure that whatever accommodations you've booked allow pets. Many hotels welcome small pets, but you often have to pay an extra deposit. It is not a good idea to try to sneak your pet into a hotel room that prohibits animals, as the penalties are often quite steep.
If you are traveling abroad, find out which vaccinations are required. You will have to get your pet a current rabies vaccination for all travel abroad and to return to the United States. Other types of vaccinations are required depending on where you are going. Ask your veterinarian or the airline for more information about your specific travel destination. 

If traveling by car, be sure to provide adequate conditions for your pet. Do not leave your pet unattended in your vehicle when taking a break from driving, especially if it is a hot day. Even a short time in a hot car can be fatal. Your pet will need plenty of water and a chance to move around, so plan for frequent stops. 

A pet that is loose in the passenger compartment of a vehicle is at risk from sudden stops or a car accident. You can also lose a pet if you open your car door before restraining the animal. Your best bet is to use a pet carrier that can fit in your vehicle. You can secure the carrier to the interior of your car by using a seatbelt or cargo straps. If your car cannot safely accommodate such a carrier, consider renting a vehicle like a van or SUV to allow you to place a larger pet carrier in the back of the vehicle.

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