Spring and summer are “frequent travel months” for families and their compainion animals. With this in mind we at Southwood would like to remind our clients that preparation is the best preventative available!
While you’re traveling with small animals here are the things to always keep in mind:
– Always bring water and appropriate dishes for your pets. Some of our favorites at Southwood are Collapsible Bowls and the ever popular canine water bottle.
– Animals tend to travel best on an empty stomach, esecially if they’re prone to motion sickness! Do not feed your pet within 4 hours of traveling with them, and if your’re making a very long trip feed them minimal amounts and give them about an hour before getting back in the car and heading out on the open road.
– While your pet should always have a collar or harness on with their ID and Rabies tags attached to them, we also recommend bringing a copplete health care record for them. In the case of an unexpected emergency it is necessary to know:
* Who your pet is
* How old your pet is
* Of they’re vaccinated
* Whether they are intact or spayed/neutered
* If your pet has any medical conditions or is on medication
* And last but not least to ahve an Emergency Contact for your pets and for your family
At Southwood we are more than happy to supply you with a copy of your complete medical records for your pets, and recommend using a binder or sheet protector to store them in.