When you are traveling with your pet make sure your destination is pet friendly and will accommodate whatever pet you have. Pet friendly does not always mean friendly for all, there could size restrictions as well as breed restrictions. Once my wife and I were traveling with our two dogs and decided to stay in a pet friendly hotel. It was all good until they saw our 150lb Great Dane, hard to sneak in a dog that big. There are websites available to help you find just the right place.
If you’re traveling with your pet out of the country especially by air you must plan months ahead of time because countries have different requirements especially when it comes to vaccinations. Case and point Johnny Depp and his two Yorkies! There are dangers and concerns when traveling by air and I wouldn’t recommend it unless absolutely necessary.
When traveling by car realize that some pets have a tendency to get carsick so be prepared. There is motion sickness medicine available, keep them cool and comfortable, buckle them up in the back seat, and play some good music. Remember to visit a rest stop, snack bar optional.
Whenever you leave home make sure your pet has on ID tags. Before any travel exercise them so they can relax on the journey. Animals should be part of the family and deserve a vacation too. Handled properly they can be a perfect traveling companion.