I thought that this article will be useful if you want to travel with your beloved pet. I will tell you how I prepared myself,how I haven’t trained Diesel, but also some useful information that I’ve found out, but didn’t used.
The most important is the Passport for traveling abroad. The Passport is issued on the spot, unlike the human one,it costs around 50 ron and is available at the vet. It is necessary to release a general Checkup, microchiping animalutului (if not already), vaccination against rabies (the vaccine on an annual basis or valid), internal and external deworming, both made in 24 hours before departure.
To have no surprises at the border, check that all the sections to be completed:
- Details of the owner
- Description of the animal
- Marking of animal (video must cover)
- Passport (data about the veterinarian + 2 signatures)
- Vaccination against rabies (Softcover)
- Treatment of antiechinococcus (immunization)
- Other treatments drugs (external deworming)
- Other vaccinations
- Clinical examination (with 2 signatures)
- Legalisation (with 2 signatures)
It is important to check if the country in which you will travel is on the list of rabies-free countries or controlled. If it is on the list of countries with high risk of rabies, quarantine may be required.
If you are not the owner of the animal, you will need a notarized power of attorney.
Journey by plane
I’m not a fan of flight with Diesel, but if you choose this option, be aware that apart from the well-established acts, you need a cage in conformity with the standards required by the flight company. Depending on the dimensions of the cage thevticket price will be calculated. Some companies accept small pets in the passenger cabin, in a carrying case, located under the seat . Medium-sized animals or sea travel as cargo.
If you think of tranquilising your pet,many vets do not recommend this, It’s dangerous to the body, and many airlines do not accept the transportation of tranquilized animals.
Search and print the policy of the company just in case there are some problems at boarding.
The journey by car
I recommend to get a waterproof blanket for the transport of animals, a harness and a car leash. Walking belt harness must be caught, no collar. Consult your vet for any pills against carsick , even if you know that your pet is used to the car rides. The long way, movement and stress may prove otherwise. It is recommended to take breaks every 2 hours and make sure that your pet is hydrated enough.
The journey by train/boat
To travel by train or by boat, leash and muzzle are mandatory. Most of the companies of transport charges for medium and large sized animals , but some charge also for small pets. The ticket can be a fixed amount or half of the price of a ticket for the entire journey to 2nd class.
Journey by bus/minibus
You may be surprised that some companies will not accept animals, or you’ll need a transporter for your pet. The larger an animal is, the more it becomes more problematic
Very important for this type of travel is the protection of the paws. It should be kept in mind the weather conditions. Also, if you can, start training exercises for muscle and strength till gone on a trip.
Often, the most stressful part of a trip is finding accommodations that accept pets. Check before booking if they accept your dog breed. I was surprised to arrive at a pets and do not receive because it’s large dog. After searches on Wikipedia, i showed the lady that Husky is a medium-sized breed and she allowed me to stay. You can find easy accommodation on booking.com or airbnb.com, just click on the pet-friendly option.
If you’ll go for a long time and don’t want to take food from home, check the food suppliers in the vicinity of the destination. Don’t forget to always have enough water for the puppy, especially if you don’t know where you’ll find the next water source.
The dangers of nature
The main hazard encountered is given by external parasites: fleas, ticks, worms from the water, mosquitoes, etc. Search about the risk encountered in the country where you are travelling. For example, in Spain and Portugal there is the risk of being infected with Leishmaniasis. A disease transmitted by sand flies, both in humans and in animals. Unfortunately, for the animals, the disease has no treatment and can be lethal. External deworming applied in Romania, for example, will not be useful in this case. You should find a substance with a much larger spectrum against the parasites. It is best to use what the inhabitants of the area are using.
If you’re thinking about starting a trip with your beloved cat you should check this really great article:
How to Travel with Your Cat (The Ultimate Guide)