If you are planning on taking a trip with your pet for the holidays (or any other time), we can be of assistance.
If your pet is anxious in the car, barks, meows, throws up, or is otherwise uncomfortable, we can help you.
Should your trip be taking you out of the state or the country, we can complete the necessary Health Certificates. Remember, when traveling by air, you must book your pet's travel arrangements in advance with the airline. At the airport be prepared to have to take your pet out of their carrier for security checks. It is a good idea to bring a small bowl for water and a Ziploc bag of food in case of an unexpected delay.
When traveling we also recommend having your pet microchipped. In the event your pet would ever get lost, this microchip is a permanent form of identification. All shelters and vet clinics have microchip scanners, and we've united several lost pets who were microchipped.
Contact us if you have any questions.
Happy Holidays from Dr. Silverstone and the Staff of Animal Care Clinic.
I'd like to share with you some holiday travel tips from the ASPCA.
For some pet parents, a trip's no fun if the four-legged members of the family can't come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone.
Planning a road trip? Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off—especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. The ASPCA offers the following tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth car trip:
Air Travel Tips
Top 10 Tips for Safe Air Travel with Your Pet Traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and the four-legged members of your family. But with thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone.
The ASPCA urges pet owners to think twice about flying their pets on commercial airlines, especially if they plan on checking them in as cargo.
Unless your animal is small enough to fit under your seat and you can bring him or her in the cabin, the ASPCA recommends pet owners to not fly their animal. If pet owners have already committed to transporting their pets on commercial airlines, the ASPCA is offering the following top ten tips for safe air travel with your pet:
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