Pet Travel Guide

๐Ÿพ Pet Insurance Can Make Your Life Easier

  • Finances can be a decisional factor in pet owner medical decisions.
  • An international pet health insurance can make your life easier and your pet can benefit for the care they need in a critical situation. It’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan.
  • Pet health insurance has monthly premiums, deductibles, and different plans to select.
  • You can find everything you need to know about Pet health Insurance HERE ! โ™ก

Please Note: Pet insurance companies DO NOT cover pre-existing conditions. So itโ€™s best to get pet insurance the moment you add your pet to the family.


๐Ÿพ Yes, I Do Travel With My Pet

If you travel with your pet, you must plan yourself for any sort of emergency. I always say that it’s better to be prepared than regret because this kind of situation seem to happen at the most incovenient time possible.

Emergency Situations

There are a few things that you must take care of if you have to travel with/ without your beloved companion.

Before traveling, make sure you have everything your pet needs:

  • Make sure that your pet is ready to travel;
  • Your veterinarian’s contact info;
  • Pet Emergency Kit;
  • List of vet hospitals /24 hour emergency hospitals along the way and at the destination;
  • ID including:
  • Current colour photo of your pet; – ID Tag with current home address + international phone number(s);
  • Pet health card + Microchip Registration information;
  • Pet passport (if you travel abroad);
  • Medical records including certificate of rabies vaccination, brief summary of any medical condition;
  • Pet Health Insurance
  • All vaccinations + deworming treatment/ fleas&ticks prevention (CAT & DOG);
  • Prescribed medications (adequate supply for trip and several extra days’ worth).
  • Personal items including:
  • Collar, leash, harness; – Bed, blankets; – Favourite toys; – Food and cool fresh water (bottled water); – Food bowls, scoops and water dishes.
  • Other things you think can be important for your beloved companion.

Although, I sincerely hope your pet does not have any emergency (illness or accident) and wish you a great journey! โ™ก


๐Ÿพ Boarding Facility

  • Make sure that you provide the facility with all the necessary information they ask for;
  • Don’t forget the Pet Health Card;
  • Make sure you have all the Vaccinations (and Annual Boosters) + KC (Kennel Cough) because they will ask for these;
  • Make sure your pet has been given Deworming Treatment + Fleas&Ticks Pevention;
  • Make sure they know what to feed your pet with (or maybe you can give them your pet’s regular food);
  • Phone numbers at which a decision maker can ALWAYS be reached;
  • Name, address, and phone number of family vet.

๐Ÿพ Pet Sitter

Finding the right pet sitter takes time. You may know other pet owners in your neighborhood such as college kids back for the summer who need a summer job. 

โœ” Match the pet sitter with what your pet needs to make sure itโ€™s a good fit.

โœ” Schedule a Meet-and-Greet to introduce your pet to possible sitters to make sure your pet approves.

Leave the following for your pet sitter just in case of any vet emergency:

โœ” Name, address, and phone number of family and emergency vet.

โœ” Potentially a form of payment for veterinary care. You may, however, be able to provide this over the phone, as long as you are able to be reached.

โœ” Wishes regarding resuscitation and stabilization if your pet suffers a time-sensitive emergency.


๐Ÿพ 7 Questions to Ask Your Next Pet Sitter

โ˜‘ Are you insured?

โ˜‘ What training and/or cetification programs have you completed?

โ˜‘ What will you do if my pet has an emergency while I’m away?

โ˜‘ If you are unable to make your visit, who will come in your place?

โ˜‘ Are you able to administer medication?

โ˜‘ How will you keep my house key, alarm code, garage code, etc. secure?

โ˜‘ Can you provide references?

#stay safe
#protectyourpaws

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