Holiday Travel Pet Safety Tips

Take Practice Trips

Your pet might not be experienced with traveling. If this is the case, you may need to take some practice trips to see how your pet will behave before you plan a longer trip.

Use An Appropriate Carrier

First and foremost, make sure you have an appropriate, safe carrier for your pet. It should be large enough for them, but not so large that they will jostle around inside it.

Give Your Pet Their Own Space

Another important holiday travel pet safety tip is to provide your pet with a small, comfortable place they know is safe and secure for naps and just getting away from it all.

Bring Your Pet’s Bed

If your pet has a bed that he sleeps on at home, or even if they just have a favorite blanket or pillow, be sure to bring it along for the trip.

Change As Little As Possible

If your pet is used to their routine at home, then it’s important to keep that up as much as possible.

Be Patient

Be patient with your pet as well as with yourself during this time. Traveling and the holidays can be stressful for everyone, but your pet will be looking to you for guidance.