7 Tips For Traveling With Pets This Summer

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If you have plans to travel with your pets this summer you are probably wondering what you can do to make your trip go more smoothly. Traveling with a pet, particularly when it involves a plane flight or other public transport can be quite stressful. Here are some top tips to consider when taking your pets away with you on vacation.

Prepare your documents in advance

It is best to check each individual airline's up-to-date policies on pet travel, especially during the current global pandemic.

Ensure you have the correct travel crate

Get them comfortable with the car

Always secure your pet when driving

Book your flight well in advance if you want your dog to fly in the cabin with you

Make sure you keep your journeys as direct as possible to minimize travel times and therefore stress for your pet.

Try and avoid flying in extremes of temperature

Make sure you book pet-friendly accommodation


Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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