🐾 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 ! ♡
Please Note: Pet insurance companies DO NOT cover pre-existing conditions. So it’s best to get pet insurance the moment you add your pet to the family.
🐾 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.
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! ♡
🐾 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.
🐾 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.
✔ Match the pet sitter with what your pet needs to make sure it’s a good fit.
✔ 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:
✔ Name, address, and phone number of family and emergency vet.
✔ 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.
✔ Wishes regarding resuscitation and stabilization if your pet suffers a time-sensitive emergency.
🐾 7 Questions to Ask Your Next Pet Sitter
☑ Are you insured?
☑ What training and/or cetification programs have you completed?
☑ What will you do if my pet has an emergency while I’m away?
☑ If you are unable to make your visit, who will come in your place?
☑ Are you able to administer medication?
☑ How will you keep my house key, alarm code, garage code, etc. secure?
☑ Can you provide references?