By: Cristina Gandia
Travelling is probably one of the most anticipated events of one’s life. If you’ve been working so hard over the past few months, it’s only normal to feel excited about a trip. And you’d want to share it with your family and friends, even your pets. However, travel won’t be as comfortable for your pets, so you need to plan it out for them.
Pet travel boxes are the best choices, but you need to train your pet before putting them into it before you travel. Get them acquainted with the box. One way to do so is to let them use it before the travel. Make them feel comfortable with it. When they feel that the box is their turf, they won’t panic even if they are in a different environment. It would be common for noises while travelling and this can cause panic to your pet. But if they’re in a familiar environment, this won’t be a problem.
Travel boxes can be helpful for your pets during travels. But not until you help them feel comfortable with it. Make travel boxes comfortable for your pets with these tips:
• Choose the right size. There are different sizes to choose from. To make it comfortable, choose the size that is appropriate for your pet. A comfortable size is where your pet can stand or stretch anytime it wants; or sit and lie down when it’s tired. Long travel is stressful not just for humans but for pets too. Stretching can help. So make sure the travel boxes you provide are spacious for your pets.
• Create a familiar environment. Your pet will feel comfortable and happy when the environment seems familiar. Do this by putting things inside that are familiar to your pets. For example, a favourite toy, a blanket, a mat, or a cloth sprayed with your favourite cologne. Toys can provide entertainment to your pets for a few hours, keep them busy and pre-occupied during the travel. A cloth sprayed with your cologne will prevent your pet from missing you.
• Provide sustenance. No matter how long or short the travel is, make sure your pet has enough food to eat and water to drink. Pets that are confined don’t have anything else to do than play and eat. They surely would get bored after playing for hours, and they would get hungry or thirsty. So make sure that they have enough for the whole travel.