Did you get your driving license yet? You got did? Well, that's great news! Now you can finally cruise down the road in your car instead of asking a friend for a ride or bearing the sweaty crowd in public transportation. But are you wondering if you're ready for it or not despite knowing all the basics? In that case, we are here to give you some great tips that one should remember while driving.
Is your pet travel friendly?
The first step to making sure that you can travel with your little pet is to know if they are comfortable with travelling at all. A lot of pets show anxiety and reluctance when travelling, which can affect their overall behaviour. Going to a strange place can cause them to behave in contrast to what you're used to, which can result in you failing to subdue their urges or acts. If your pet is familiar with going out for walks, or short distances via vehicles, then it should be a piece of cake for you to prepare your little friend for that long journey.
Take the necessary steps for both of you
Now, here are some things you must keep in mind while travelling with a pet. Always take into account that not only you're packing for yourself but your pet as well. Much like yourself, your pet also needs some essential items. For example, A sturdy pet carrier, official documents, snacks, rations, their favourite toy, medications, a harness, a leash, and finally their bed. Bringing things accustomed to your pet can serve as a comfort zone for your little friend, especially if they get homesick. Don't forget to write down your contact info on their tag just in case they go missing. If you're travelling alone with your pet, make sure you never leave them alone in a car.
Book ahead of time
As we all know, not all the places you go to will allow pets. Some renowned places have strict rules that refuse to host your pets along with you. Luckily, some spots do allow pets but under a few basic guidelines. So do what anyone would in these circumstances, call ahead. Calling ahead & booking a reservation after verifying whether they allow pets or not can save you a boatload of hassle as you're travelling to your destination. Nowadays, there is also the option of pet creches & pet care facilities that allow you to book ahead of time. Give your pet a welcoming environment.
One of the best ways to keep your pet from acting out on a long trip is to keep them on their timetable. Ensuring that your pet eats during the right time that they're used to can help them feel less anxious. The same goes for their bowel movements or any other habits they have in general. Missing a part of their daily routine can take a toll on them, even more, if they have a fussy personality. Taking that extra measure to care for your little fluffy friend can never hurt, and it can make your travel time much more efficient & enjoyable.
All our pets have their little corner in the house that they can call their own that brings them comfort. Most pets are territorial about their space and feel threatened if not taken care of this fact. It is wise to pick out a cosy spot in your hotel room and place their bed down there along with their toys, blanket or just about anything they are attached to the most. Doing this usually helps them acknowledge that corner as their safe space and helps them ease their travel jitters. The smell of home can help calm them down and settle in.
Now that you know about these basic things that you must do to guarantee happy and safe travels with your beloved pet, the only thing left to do now is to pack your bags and head out. Let yourself and your furry companion have the best time together on the road.