You are trying to continue to travel and keep yourself safe, but what about traveling with your four-legged friends and keeping them safe as well? There are many more pet travel options in today’s day and age and with the right research and preparation, your furry companion can tag along safely and happily on any family vacation.

Make sure your pet is up for travel

You need to make sure your pet really wants to go on the trip with you. If your pet is scared of strangers or a nervous wreck in noisy places, you might want to think twice about bringing your animal with you while you travel. Always think about your pet’s personality and know that traveling involves exposure to new people and environments. You should also consult with your vet if you have any doubts as to whether or not your pet is healthy enough to handle a new adventure.

Book in advance 

Make sure you have booked your hotel or wherever you are staying in advance and that you have called to confirm that you were able to get a pet-friendly room and you won’t incur any extra charges in case of an accident or chewing incident. Hotels usually only have a handful of pet-friendly rooms that can sell out quickly so you want to make sure that there is a spot for you and your animal to stay.

Check for pet parks

If you are driving, make sure you note where there are places to stop to relieve your pet. You know how uncomfortable it can be to have to go and have no place to stop, well, your pet will feel the same exact way. You can always look up neighborhoods such as Bellevue houses for sale and see if there are pet parks close to exits or close to where you are staying.

Get a pet ID

Your animal should always have tags that carry his name and your contact information, especially when traveling. It is even better if they are microchipped which is programmed with a personal ID number and can be easily injected beneath your pet’s skin by your vet. This will give you peace of mind if your pet gets lost while traveling that a simple scan can bring them back to you.

Avoid adventurous eating

Make sure you bring your pet’s food from home and also bring bottled water. A change in an animal’s diet can cause stomach problems and may even cause diarrhea.

These are just some basics to follow while traveling with pets. If you follow these along with some other basics, you and your pet will have a safe and happy adventure.