Relocating your life overseas is a big decision. Whether you are planning to move abroad temporarily or permanently, you require quite a bit of planning before you actually get there. The same thing applies to your pets. If you wish to take your pet with you overseas, then you need to plan ahead and get a few things ready before the big day.
To help you with the same, here are a few things you can do to be prepared.
Talk to your vet
It’s best to take advice from your vet before taking your pet overseas. Vets can guide you about what’s best for your pet. For example, they can prescribe the right medication to calm them during a move or they can let you know the best mode for relocation if your pet is difficult to deal with. Some pets are considered to be at-risk when travelling like very old dogs and cats, sick pets and more, it’s best to make an informed decision about them. Vets will also ensure that your pet gets all the required vaccinations and other medications before the move.
It’s best to take an opinion before deciding on anything.
Crate train your pet
It may sound difficult, but pets who are not used to travelling will find it extremely distressing to travel long-distance so suddenly. In such situations, it’s best to help your best friend prepare by crate training them for the long move. Not every pet gets comfortable in crates right away, so you need to give your pet some time to explore the crate, encourage him to be in there by feeding him meals and treats there. It’s important that he/she gets a home-like feeling in the crate. If you need help, then a pet trainer can definitely do the work.
Prepare your airline
To know your options and rules better, call the airlines you intend to travel with beforehand. Ask them about any kind of travel restrictions or compliances that you need to fulfil. They will also help you understand carrier sizes that would suit your pet’s weight.
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