Summer is here, and so are the holidays. Many of you are trying to decide if to take your dogs with you on the holiday or not. When traveling with pets there are so many pros and cons to consider. If you can’t decide, look at the list of pros and cons, which might help you.
My friends Mishy and Paul have two doggies. They don’t like to spend holidays without them. Every year they make a few long journeys from the UK to Slovakia to start the winter season, and in the summer, they go even further and travel with their furry babies from the UK to Croatia.
Things to consider when you think if to take or not to take your pet on holiday with you:
*Firstly, you must consider how far you are happy to travel and what transport you want to use. (car, van, plane, train, bus, ferry)
*If you want to stay in the UK or travel to Europe or even further
*Then, you must consider if your pet is an anxious traveler or suffering from motion sickness. You could always get him used to traveling bit by bit. Vita Canis Calming Floral Spray helps with motion sickness and adjusting to a new environment.
*Think about the general health and age of your pet
*Activities you would like to do and activities you will be able to do if taking your pets with you
*Cost of boarding kennels or pet-sitter if you don’t have family or friends who would be able to look after your pet if you decide not to take him.
*Extra cost of traveling, e.g., by plane if you decide to take your pet with you.
*Your pet might be missing you a lot, and you might be missing him a lot.
Traveling with pets the pros and cons
*You might be more active
*Visiting lots of pet-friendly places and meeting with likeminded people
*Having fun and creating unforgettable memories
*Don’t have to worry about your pet
*You might slow down a bit
*It can get expensive
*More packing not only for you but also for your dog
*Need to sort vet, Animal health certificate or Export health certificate, pet travel insurance
*Can be a bit limiting in things you can do as you always have to consider your pet’s needs.
*Traveling and a new environment can be stressful for your pet
Are you thinking about taking your pet with you on holiday?