While many dogs enjoy car rides, for some others, a car ride can become a trip of anxiety or over-excitement.
According to our survey of over 2,000 dog owners across the United States, over 5% of dogs suffer from issues during travel.
If you are travelling by car or caravan, taking your pet’s favourite bed, blanket, or toys can also help make the trip more relaxing and pleasant for them.
In our mobile society, chances are good that your pet will be transported during its lifetime.
Whether for an annual visit to your veterinarian or a weekend trip, your pet will travel.
Our pets share so much of our lives that many of us don’t want to consider travelling without them.
Whether you are relocating to England, driving to Cairns, or taking the boat to Tasmania, making the trip with a pet can add richness to the experience.
Try to take enough of your pet’s regular food for the duration of the trip, and try to maintain the feeding and toilet schedule they're used to at home.
If your pet receives medication, ensure you have stocked enough for the trip and try to maintain your regular schedule.
Depending on the length of the trip, water bowls can be left in the carrier or removed.
Play with your pet to engage it in some kind of positive interaction before you leave home.
So what can you do to keep your pet quiet during the flight?
The first thing to consider is that, under no circumstances, can you remove your pet from its carrier during the flight.
To predict problems that may arise, consider the circumstances of a trip: When possible, prepare your pet by gradually exposing it to elements or sequences of the trip and then practice departures.