How to Travel With Pets During the Holidays

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With the holidays quickly approaching, if you have pets, then you are likely trying to figure out the best way to travel with them. If you are taking your pets with you instead of boarding them, you need to have a plan in place so that you are ready for anything that happens. Use these tips before you get on the road or on a plane this holiday season to make your travel smooth. 

If You Are Driving

If you are driving with your pets, make sure they are all properly restrained. If you have cats, that means having them in a cage in your vehicle and securing it. If you have dogs, that means keeping them in a crate or getting them a seatbelt harness so they are not climbing everywhere and risking any injury to themselves or to you. You should also make sure that you make a lot of stops if you have a dog so they can relieve themselves. For cats, you will want to stop when you can get them somewhere safe to use their litterbox. You also want to make sure you have food and water for your pets, especially if the drive is a long one. 

If You Are Flying

Before you go anywhere for a flight, you want to check with the airline to be sure you have everything you need according to their regulations. They will likely require you to do specific things based on the breed and the size of your pet. You also want to let them know ahead of time that you plan on bringing your pets on the flight. This will ensure that there are no hiccups in the process. 

If you do plan on traveling with your pets this holiday, you want to make sure they are safe and secure the entire time. You do not want this to stress them out, or you, in the process. If you are looking for a new place to call home for you and your pet, be sure to check out our Raleigh, NC apartments and see what we have available as well as take a tour of the property and apartments. 

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