Whether driving five miles to the store or 2,000 miles on vacation, Pet Parents enjoy bringing their pets along for the ride. According to a 2010 AAA survey, only 17% of Pet Parents use some form of pet restraint.
As many Pet Parents know all too well, traveling with a cat can be a chaotic, emotional experience. PetSmart’s Director of Veterinary Services Robyn Jaynes, DVM, offers tips on making your next trip – whether it’s across the country or across town – a little less painless.
Carriers and crates are designed to keep your pet safe and secure. You have a number of choices available, depending on your particular needs.
Choosing the Right Size
When choosing the right size crate or carrier, keep in mind that it should be no more than one and a half times the size of the cat. There should be enough room & Read more ´┐Ż
If you're planning on traveling with your pet on a commercial airline, here are some tips to help prepare you and your pet for the trip and keep them safe during flight:
Planning a family vacation, but can't take your four-legged family members along? Boarding is a safe, dependable option. If you choose to board your pet while you’re away, these tips can help make the boarding experience a great one for everyone, including you.
You can’t take your pet along every time you leave town and there’s not much you can do to lessen how much you'll miss your four-legged family members when you’re away. But making sure your pet and her caretaker have everything they need for a pleasurable and safe time together can help lessen how much you worry while you’re gone. & Read more ´┐Ż
Several years ago, when my wife and I were moving from Chicago to Phoenix, we took our Schnoodle, Cash, for his first extended road trip. Somewhere in Oklahoma, we had to check into a hotel for the night. The first couple of places we inquired about did not take pets; so, thoroughly wiped out from driving, we & Read more ´┐Ż
During the chaos of a hurricane or an evacuation pets are at great risk of running away or being left behind. According to Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart Inc.’s vet in residence, "the best way to keep your pets safe is simply to prepare, just as you would for the rest of your family."
Dr. Robyn recommends the following tips to Pet Parents:
Whether it is lost or stolen, losing a pet is an agonizing experience.
Even the most responsible pet owners can face unexpected circumstances that cause their animals to accidentally stray. This is especially true during summer when windows and doors tend to be open.
The following are solutions if you've lost your pet and common types of identification that can mean the difference & Read more ´┐Ż