In case you are all set to spend bulks on hiring a pet sitter yet again, we ask you to pause. Right now. You don’t need to do this. You need not waste money on hiring someone who’d take care of your pet half-heartedly. Instead, you ought to invest your time and material resources in implementing these tips and tricks and go about it just like you’ve always wanted to.
You’ve always wanted your fur buddy to accompany you on your travels. Haven’t you? So, here we have a few measures you can take and turn your wishes into reality!
- Keep a Pet Carrier
Perhaps, the first thing you need to get your hands on when traveling with pets is none other than a pet carrier. A pet carrier makes it super convenient to carry your pets across short distances. And it works best for pets who get nervous and panicked with strangers around.
A pet carrier can vary from a crate to a portable cage with wheels. Sure, you can do it with disposable cardboard boxes and purses. But we recommend getting yourself a proper pet carrier.
- Arrange a Leash
A leash serves the same purpose as a pet carrier, but it has a freer nature. If your dog or cat panics when they are kept in small boxes or cages, you might want to arrange a leash. Plus, it does you a great favour: you don’t have to carry your pet’s weight in your hands or on your shoulders. Instead, they can carry their weight as a leash permits walking and running.
You can acquire pet leashes in various colours and materials. Currently, you can find retractable, adjustable, and chain leashes. Some even offer attachments for multiple dogs. However, we recommend using anything that keeps your pet calm and happy. Avoid opting for a leash that may make your pet feel suppressed and chained. Also, if you will have an extended stay, we recommend training your dog to adapt to the new surroundings without a leash.
- Carry Ample Food & Medicines
A common mistake that pet owners commit is that they don’t carry ample food from home. They rely on other places’ pet food to cater to their pet’s hunger.
Well, pet food will indeed be available there too. But it’s best to carry an ample supply of the food that your pet is already accustomed to. Change of food causes gastro-intestinal disorders in pets, which can ruin your trip. So, better take your precautions, then be sorry. The same applies to water. However, for the safer side, we recommend carrying medications too. In actuality, you must carry medications if you are going on a long trip and are not carrying pet food with you.
- Carry Pet Treats
Second, to food, you must carry CBD pet treats with you. Why? Well, that’s because these are magic!
They will help you calm your pet down when they start getting all nervous and panicky in your newer surroundings. The CBD treats will deal with their anxiety and stress effectively, making it easier for you to tackle them at airports and thrilling landmarks. Plus, CBD pet treats also help deal with health problems that may be a consequence of their travel anxiety. Studies prove that CBD effectively deals with pain, seizures, and aggression. You can get these in the form of crackers, chews, gummies, and whatnot.
- Make Use of a Pet Tracker
Since we’re living in the 21st century, it is almost absurd to be tracking your pet manually. You have an occupied schedule all day long, and you cannot confine your nature-loving pet to the four walls of your home. So, it’s best to get your pet microchipped. The microchip helps track your pet in your vicinity.
Most trackers use GPS and wireless technology to track the activity and location of your pet. In case there’s an escape, the tracker will alert you there and then. You can attach this chip or tracker to their collar.
- Book Pet-Friendly Services
Perhaps, the best way to keep yourself stress-free when travelling with pets is to make your preparations beforehand. When booking your hotel, ensure that you survey their facilities to know if they permit and cater pets. The same applies to your airline.
- Keep Their Toys With You
When travelling, you won’t have a lot of time to spend with your pets. At times, you might want to keep them busy while you tend to a thing or two. So, to keep them occupied, you ought to carry a few of their toys with you. It’s best to carry old toys instead of buying newer ones because you never know if the newer ones will interest them as much.
All in all, having your pet accompany you on your travels won’t be the easiest thing to do. However, it will surely be amongst the most rewarding things you’ve ever done.
You may have to carry an additional mini suitcase for them. But you will be glad you did when you have their warm, old company in a new, distant land. Plus, the memories you make and the pictures you take will surely leave a beautiful mark in memory lane. Happy travels!