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Your pets are just like your children that is why it is very important for you to keep them safe while you are traveling with them. Whether you are going for an extended vacation or a weekend getaway, your pet’s safety should be an important consideration for you. Some pets love to travel while for others it can really be very stressful whether you are traveling by car, plane or bus.

In this article, I would mainly like to tell you some essential safety tips that would help you to keep your pet safe and secure while traveling.

1. Your pet dog or cat should always have an ID tag attached to their collar. The tag should contain all the important information about you like your address, destination phone number and your home phone number.

2. Before going on a journey get your pet checked up thoroughly by your vet. They should be given rabies vaccination which would keep them safe from fleas and ticks.

3. Purchase a secured pet carrier that can carry your pet during the journey. The carrier should be sturdy with a zipper and a lock. It should be big enough to keep your four legged friend safe and comfortable.

4. If you are taking your pet with you on your vacation then you must book a pet friendly hotel in advance. Make sure that the hotel contains all the facilities and amenities that your pet might need.

5. Purchase a safety harness and a leash for your beloved animal. Make your pet wear the leash all the time as the leash will keep the animal close to you. A safety harness is better than a collar as it can be easily attached and removed.

6. Always carry a pet first aid kit with you that contain all the important medicines, toys, documents, band aids, extra napkins, a waste scoop, plastic bags and other grooming supplies.

7. Keep your pet’s health record in mind. If they are prone to car or air sickness then you should not feed them immediately before boarding the plane or starting the car ride.

8. Never leave them alone in a parked car even if they are locked in their carrier.

9. Carry Flea and tick repellent with your self as this would prevent your pet from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas while they are in a different country or city.