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The Daily Growl Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips For Dogs And Cats

October 29, 2011

21 Tips are provided for pet owners which will safeguard their pets from the challenges of travels throughout the holidays.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2011

Steven May, founder of The Daily Growl announces Thanksgiving Holiday travel tips for dogs and cats. Steven shares his expertise for pet parents who are fling or driving this holiday season.

Itâs not just the pets that get nervous when traveling, pet parents are just as stressed in preparations and finding a level of comfort when it times to leave on the road with their furry family friends. Listed below, you will find helpful tips in order to make your travels secure and comfortable.

For Dogs and Cats â“ Shipping Alone By Air

1)    Purchase a regulation airline carrier. The pet must be able to stand fully erect and walk a figure eight when inside the carrier.

2)    For pets that are not used to travelling inside a pet carrier, it is a good idea to place them inside the carrier everyday for a period of two weeks. This will get them familiar and feel secure in regards to their surroundings. In addition, small car trips will also get pets use to the noise and motion.

3)    When checking in your pet at the airport, it is a good idea to place a blanket over the top of the carrier to reduce any visual stimulation.

4)    Place absorbent pads on the bottom of the carrier. For cats, you can add a small plastic container with a light amount of cat litter.

5)    Freeze the attached water container the night before. Be sure not to fill up the container very high. At the time of departure, you can attach the frozen container to the front door.

6)    Travel and health certificates are mandatory when pet are shipping by air. See you veterinarian for a physical examination and to obtain health certificates.

7)    Although sedatives are used to calm pets down, it is best to speak to your Veterinarian in regards to any medications.

8)    Pet travelling alone and with medications are required to have them along with documentation attached to the top of the carrier. Airlines will usually provide special packages. Paperwork required: vaccination records, health certificate, copy of the Micro-chip ID number and any medical instructions.

9)    Airlines have specific and strict travel codes when it comes to shipping pets in cold or extremely hot weather. You can call your airline for the exact temperature restrictions.

10)     Pets travel better on an empty stomach.

For Dogs and Cats â“ Traveling By Car

1)    Cats and dogs especially travel better inside a carrier. The pet must be able to stand fully erect and walk a figure eight when inside the carrier.

2)    Many dogs travel with their pet parents frequently, and in case of an emergency, a travel carrier is still recommended.

3)    Keep a first aid kit with you.

4)    Always keep a set of vaccination and medical documents with you at all times.

5)    To reduce any extra visual stimulation, you can place a blanket over the top of the pet carrier. The front of the carrier should be placed towards the front of the car.

6)    Make sure adequate ventilation is available at all times.

7)    Keep two sets of: Collars, ID tags, leashes, and feeding and water bowels.

8)    For pets not used to driving it is a good idea to place them inside the carrier everyday for a period of two weeks. This will get them familiar and feel secure in regards to their surroundings. In addition, small car trips will also get pets use to the noise and motion.

9)    See you Veterinarian prior to traveling if your pet suffers from motion sickness.

10)    Pets travel better on an empty stomach.

11)    Regardless of the outside temperature, never leave your pets unattended in a parked car.

For more information about pet health tips, traveling with your pets, behavior, new veterinary and pet technologies visit The Daily Growl on FACEBOOK® or http://www.DailyGrowlBlog.com.

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