Leaving for vacation isn't as simple as locking the door and getting in a cab if you have pets. Pet Expert Cheryl Hansen joined us today with tips on preparing your pets for your getaway.
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- Be Clear in expectations
- Post all emergency contacts and health/vet information
- Be honest about pet behavior and habits
- Warn the neighbors that you'll be gone and having someone come to your house to watch your pet. Also tell sitter/walker if someone else is expected at your home while you're away.
- Take you pet to the facility, get acquainted with caregiver, short overnight stay as an introduction
- Be sure vaccinations, flea meds, worming are up to date and all contact info is current.
- be honest about habits/behaviors: Does your dog climb fences? Chew bedding? Need lots of exercise to be calm?
- Bring food + favorite dish with instructions but don't overfeed prior to admission into facility...stress could cause digestive issues.
- Pack your pet's favorite things, include personal item of your own. know what you CAN bring per rules.
- Car - water/food bowl, bedding, chew toys, long leash for rest areas, clean up products, poop bags, PATIENCE, ploy out stays in pet friendly hotels
- Plane - reserve well in advance, airline approved kennels, limited in-cabin pets, chew toys, cleanup products, vet assistance in determining if need to sedate pet
- Trains - NO pets Buses - under 25 pounds at discretion of bus company
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