Pets Gone Wild! Spring Break Travel Tips

Hitting the road with a furry friend this spring or summer? Make sure you plan ahead so both of you have a stress-free trip!

    • As soon as you know when and where you’ll be traveling, schedule a visit with us to check that your pet’s vaccines are up to date. Also check that your pet’s microchip registration is updated.

 

    • If you’re taking your pet across state or international borders, health certificates and other documentation from an accredited veterinarian may be required. Any of our veterinarians can issue both types of health certificates and will ensure your pet is healthy enough to travel.

 

    • Know what types of carriers and kennels are allowed on the plane and how to label them—don’t forget to check for what’s allowed in your pet’s kennel.

 

    • Make frequent stops if you’re driving. At least every 3-4 hours is best.

 

    • Find a 24-hour emergency clinic in your destination. If your pet becomes sick or injured, you’ll be prepared.

 

  • Taking a trip but leaving Fido at home? Give us a call to schedule your boarding reservation today!

For more information on traveling with your pet, visit the  American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Travel and Transport site.