Traveling with Pets - Dr. Joi's Tips | ADW Diabetes
Posted by Dr . Joi Sutton | May 18, 2017 | Pet Care , Pet Newsletter | 0 |
Friends from Oregon are coming to visit me in south Florida soon. Im thrilled to say they bringing their dog on vacation with them. I love this dog! This pooch will have such fun on our warm sunny beaches. Nonetheless, there are added considerations when traveling with pets. Even bringing non-diabetic pets on a plane or driving long distances can add stress to the journey. Below, I will offer up a few tips that may help with traveling with pets.
Time of year may have restrictions on airline travel. This is a good thing! We dont want your pet in the belly of a plane when it is freezing cold or miserably hot out. Small pets can fit under the seat, which is my strong preference. I feel most comfortable when the pet never leaves your sight when flying. Of course, if the pet flies under the seat you must learn of the carrier size requirements and be sure that your carrier does fit under the seat. Collapsible carriers are the best. And if you need to travel between gates, you might want wheels for the carrier. Clearly a direct flight is your best option, even if that means driving a bit further to a bigger airport in a different city. Imagine missing a flight and having to find a hotel that allows pets on short notice. Ive had to spend the night at an airport more than once due to a missed connection. That could be rough on a pet! Keep diabetic supplies in your carry-on luggage rather than in your main suitcase. Id even suggest driving if possible.
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