Travelling with Pets at Christmas

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and for many families, that means embarking on a road trip or catching a flight to visit loved ones. It’s also a time when pet owners want to include their furry companions in their holiday plans. Travelling with Pets at Christmas can be a wonderful experience, but proper planning is essential to ensure a Stress-Free Pet Travel journey.

Preparing for Pet Travel

Before you embark on your journey, it’s essential to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation in place. The ISO microchip must be inserted before any pre-travel documentation is completed, and it should be checked at each departure and arrival. Additionally, each pet must pass a fitness-to-fly examination and be issued with a certificate by a veterinarian.

Travel Crates for Pet Safety

When flying with your pet, it’s crucial to provide them with a safe and comfortable travel crate. The crate must be IPATA-approved, and at PetAir, we tailor these crates to meet your specific requirements. Your pet should be able to stand up in the crate without their ears touching the top, lie down with enough space behind and in front of them, and have the ability to turn around. It’s important to note that crate requirements are extremely strict when flying out of the UK, so a crate used for a previous flight may not be acceptable when departing again.

Tips for a Comfortable Journey

To ensure a stress-free travel experience for your pet, it’s important to acclimate them to their travel crate before the trip. Crate training and familiarisation will help your furry friend feel more at ease during the journey. Additionally, consider bringing along their favourite toys, blankets, and treats to provide them with a sense of comfort and familiarity. Make sure to allow for regular breaks, exercise, and bathroom opportunities to keep your pet content throughout the trip.

Professional Pet Relocation Services

For a smoother and more efficient pet relocation or travel experience, it’s highly recommended to seek professional assistance. Reputable pet relocation services can provide you with expert advice, handle all the necessary paperwork, and ensure that your pet’s journey is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Taking advantage of these services will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on enjoying the holiday season with your four-legged friend.

Planning a trip with your beloved pet can be exciting yet overwhelming. From travel regulations to their safety, there’s a lot to think about. That’s where PetAir comes in. Reach out to us for your furry friend’s upcoming adventure. We’re not just experts; we’re animal lovers who care about their well-being. Contact us today to make their journey safe and positive!

Fri Dec 1 2023