Ensure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations and health checkups before traveling.
Check with your veterinarian for any specific health or safety recommendations for traveling with your pet.
Use a pet carrier or restraint system to keep your pet safe and secure during travel. There are many boxes available.
Bring a supply of your pet's food, water, medications, and any necessary supplies.
Make frequent stops to allow your pet to stretch their legs, use the bathroom, and stay hydrated.
Avoid feeding your pet before or during travel to prevent motion sickness. Even if you want to feed your dog, make it minimum.
Never leave your pet alone in a parked car, as the temperature can quickly become dangerous.
Keep your pet's identification tags and microchip information up-to-date and easily accessible.
Consider using calming aids, such as pheromone sprays or natural remedies, to help reduce your pet's anxiety during travel.
Familiarize yourself with local pet-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and attractions before traveling with your pet.