Don’t forget a tag or collar.
This should be the first thing that you do for your pet once you are sure that you will be taking him or her on your trip. Though you may have a carrier for your pet and you have no plans of letting him or her out, you never know what might happen. In case your pet gets out or gets lost somehow, having an identification tag or collar will make it easier for you to retrieve him or her.
Avoid connecting flights.
If you are flying to a far destination, you might have to get connecting flights. However, if you are taking your pet with you, you should try getting a direct flight instead. Having to load and unload several times is not convenient for you and your pet. More so, statistics show that most accidents and losses in relation to pets occur during flight changes.
Avoid overfeeding before a flight.
Just as some people get airsick, animals can experience it also. If you feed your pet too much before your flight, you increase the risk of him or her sicking up. I am sure that that is one t hing that you wouldn’t want to happen – both because of the mess and the health of your pet.
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