Spring Break Travel Prep

HEAD: Pets Gone Wild: Spring Break Travel Prep

Hitting the road with a furry friend this spring break? Make sure you plan ahead so both of you have a stress-free trip!

  • As soon as you know when and where you’ll be traveling, schedule a visit with us to check that your pet’s vaccines are up to date. Also check that your pet’s microchip registration is updated.
  • If you’re taking your pet across state or international borders, health certificates and other documentation from an accredited veterinarian may be required. Our veterinarian can issue both types of health certificates and will ensure your pet is healthy enough to travel.
  • Know for sure that your carrier will welcome your pet (some airlines now have breed and destination restrictions), what types of carriers and kennels are allowed on the plane, and how to label them.
  • Make frequent stops if you’re driving. At least every 3-4 hours is best.
  • Find a 24-hour emergency clinic in your destination. If your pet becomes sick or injured, you’ll be prepared.

For more information on traveling with your pet, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Travel and Transport site or call us at 999-999-9999.