Our veterinary team wants you and your pet to have a safe and happy trip, but there is a lot to remember whentraveling with your pet. Use this checklist to help you remember what you need to do and what you should be bringing with you. And remember – we’re here to help if you have any questions or concerns!
❏Check with vet:
- Are vaccines up-to-date? Any additional vaccinations needed?
- Health certificate (need within 10 days of travel)?
- Heartworm/flea prevention?
- Any other medications needed/prescriptions to refill (eg, for prevention of motion sickness) or take along?
- Identification (microchip, tattoo, other)?
- Address any other concerns (eg, motion sickness or what to do if pet becomes ill)
❏Plan extra time/stops for exercise and potty breaks.
❏Check with airline for specific regulations/requirements.
❏Check with airports for information about pet exercise/rest areas.
❏Check the U.S. State and Territory Animal Import Regulations Web site (car travel) for any relevant requirements.
❏List places to stay overnight that will accept pets and/or list boarding facilities.
❏Get contact information for local veterinarian at place of destination.
❏Make sure there is somewhere for pet to stay or someone to take care of pet at place of destination for times you will be out without your pet.
❏If staying at someone’s house, check if there will be any potential problems with the pet staying (eg, allergic children or aggressive animals).
❏Health history form (including your vet’s contact information)
❏Proof of rabies vaccination
❏Pet’s regular food, jug of water (for car trip), and bowls
❏Pet first-aid kit
❏Extra leashes, pet seat belt, and/or carrier/crate for confinement in car and at destination
❏Necessary medications, heartworm/flea preventative, and/or written prescriptions
❏Recent photograph of pet
❏Collar with tags