How to Travel with a Pet

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and even when you desire the luxury of Bali villas or five-star resorts on an island, you need to consider their needs as well. If you can’t bear the thought of putting your pampered pooch into care while you go on holiday, sometimes you don’t have to. If you think your pet needs a holiday just as much as you do, here’s how you can travel with your pet. It’s challenging, but it’s not impossible.

Study the Laws

Depending on the country you are visiting, you may find that taking your dog with you is not as challenging as you think it will be. While, of course, some countries ban all foreign dogs from visiting due to the risk of disease, some nations have a more relaxed approach. Therefore, to know for sure how catered for your dog will be, do your research.

Find out whether your dog will need to go in quarantine, and if so, for how long. Depending on the length of your holiday or trip away, you may find it’s in your best interests to leave your furry friend in a boarding facility. However, if you intend on being away for several months, it may be worth the effort.

Get a Vet Check

To ensure your dog is in tip-top shape for travel, it’s crucial to take them to see their vet. Most countries that do accept pets will ask to see records of vaccinations and any other health problems or treatments they have also had. Seeing your veterinarian will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and find out whether taking your pet with you is the best decision.

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