Travelling with pets can be an exciting adventure! Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a leisurely holiday, preparation is key for an enjoyable trip. Here are ten tips for a fun, stress-free trip.

1. Visit your vet

Schedule a check-up at least one week before your trip to ensure your pet is safe to travel.

2. Vaccinations

Tell your vet about your travel plans to ensure your pet receives the necessary vaccinations and parasite protection tailored to the destinations you’ll be visiting.

3. Check microchip details

Are your details correct on your pet’s microchip? If you’re unsure, your vet can scan your pet and double-check. For extra security, ensure your pet has an ID tag on their collar with your contact details.

4. Start small

Before going on a long journey, start with smaller car trips. This will get your pet used to the sounds and movements of the car.

5. Bring the essentials

Pack travelling essentials like a water bowl, lead and poo bags. You can never be too sure what supplies will be available on your journey, so it is always good to be prepared.

6. Ensure your pet is restrained

For your pet’s safety and yours, it is important they are secured or housed in an appropriate area of your vehicle.

7. Keep them comfy

Create a cozy space in your vehicle with their favourite blanket, toy or bed to ensure a calm and peaceful journey.

8. Hydration

Always carry plenty of water for your pet, particularly in hot weather.

9. Take frequent breaks

Plan regular stops for your pet to stretch, walk, and do their business.

10. Choose pet-friendly accommodation

From pet-friendly Airbnb’s to five-star hotels, staying at accommodation that welcomes your pet will make your trip more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Talk to your vet for more tips on travelling with your pet. Safe travels!