Transporting your furry friend can be a daunting task, whether you're moving, traveling, giving your pet to someone else, or even going to the vet. There are many ways that you can make this process less stressful on yourself and on your pet!
Crate Training: If your pet is not used to being in a carrier, start the familiarization process well before transportation. This step is not as crucial for young animals and mainly applies to older dogs and cats. Leave the carrier open so your pet can explore and become comfortable with it. Let your pet spend time in the carrier, gradually increasing that time while using treats and positive reinforcement.
Documentation: Before traveling, your pet will need an updated vaccination record. They also may need a health certificate from their vet, affirming that they are healthy and ready to travel.
Stress-Management: If your older pet gets stressed easily or is not comfortable being in a carrier, let us know! There are a lot of options to consider, and it's best to discuss those with your vet well in advance. Your pet may be able to receive medication to keep them calm and stress-free.
When it comes to transporting your pet, we want to make the experience as easy as possible. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian and let your transportation coordinator know of any concerns you may have. We're always here to help!