5 tips for traveling with pets

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Going on vacations can now include family members of the four-legged variety.

If you are looking to bring your feline friend or canine companion with you on the road, here are a few tips to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Check with the individual airline before bringing your pets to the airport. While most of their policies are the same, each airline has regulations regarding pets on the plane.

Sites like BringFido and PetsWelcome will help vacationers find animal friendly lodging. Many hotels do allow pets for an additional cleaning fee. Make sure to follow the hotel's policies about pets in public areas and where animals can relieve themselves.

As much as they love adventure, pets do appreciate the comforts of home. Bring a familiar blanket or toy, and don't change their regular food while away.

During a road trip, keep your pet in a crate or car seat designed for pets. It leads to less distractions for the driver and keeps curious animals safe.

Consult a veterinarian before traveling, especially if your pet has never been away from home or if there are any existing health conditions.

Spot and Fluffy need a vacation too! All that lounging around getting belly rubs can be exhausting!

Love animals? Check out this adorable gallery:
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5 tips for traveling with pets
Oh, hello! Above is a picture of Harlow and Indiana having a cuddle-fest. (their favorite pastime!) In celebration of the October 2, 2014 release of Harlow, Sage and Indiana's new book, we are teaming up with our favorite brands: @iandloveandyoupet @barkbox and @lillyandabbie to bring you: THE ULTIMATE PET PRIZE!! To be eligible to win, we want YOU to post a cuddling themed photo by 9/28 and hashtag it with #HarlowandSagebook and #MyFavoriteSpoon Three lucky winners will receive a finished copy of our book Harlow and Sage (and Indiana) A custom pet bed from Lilly and Abbie 3 months worth of pet food from I and Love and You 6 month subscription to BarkBox Thanks to our friends @biddythehedgehog @prissy_pig @charlietheminimutt and @henryandpenny for playing along too! Good luck- we can't wait to see your pictures! Now, let the cuddling begin!
Oh yeah... Going to my happy place 😴 #triplespoon
Sunday Morning Toast: Night Sweats💦
Passed out after a long day. #IveBeenNappingAllDay #SoExhausted #GonnaNeedaNapToRecover #VicousCycle
Day 4 of #5dayselfiechallenge the sleeping selfie. I tag @princess_insatiable @kitsunepuppy @heywardthedog and @rubyintheskywitdiamonds to join in.
He's so cute 😆😴
Doodle dreams 💕
Napping paw to paw 🐾🐾
Ginny says this isn't sleeping, this is napping with style.
Such a tiring vacation 😴 🐶 #vacation #tired #sleepy #brazil #ginger #petshopcaprichou #gin #lowbattery
football sunday is so exciting!! #niners #pugaday #piratepugjack
jiff 💙
Good night!!🐶💤 また明日ね〜 #インスタミートは明日告知するよ
Rooooad trip! Just crack the windows open and don't wake me till we get there! #roadtrip #solvit
Mom walks in and finds us like this. What's the problem? Good night IG friends.
sunday is for cuddles 😚

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