It can be stressful to fly with your pet. However, it doesn’t have to be.

Although making your pet’s reservation and getting all the required documents can be stressful, there are a few things you can do to make the process a little easier. For you and your pet, it’s important to know everything there is to know about flying together. You can make your pet’s trip smoother and bark-free by considering these five points when flying with them. Thanks to NextVacy, here is a list of helpful tips.

  • Talk to Your Vet

    Before booking your flight and packing your suitcase make sure to take your pet for a check-up at the vet to make sure they are fit for travel.

  • Make Sure You Meet the Criteria of Each Airline

    Each airline has different specifications for traveling with a pet so make sure you do your research before booking your ticket to find the best option for your furry friend.

  • Find the Right Carrier for Your Pet

    Most short-haul flights allow pets to stay in the cabin with their owners under the seat in front of them. Make sure to check the airline’s carrier size requirement this will help you decide the size and type of carrier you are allowed. Your pet carrier will also become your carry-on item, so try and find one with extra compartments to store any essentials you’ll need for your journey.

  • Bring the Essentials

    One of the most important aspects of traveling is making sure you have the right snacks and your furry counterpart. While they won’t be able to have complimentary refreshments, packing your pet’s favorite treats will make the flight more enjoyable for them.

  • Make Sure You Have the Right Documentation

    Whether that’s a pet passport or health certificate, being pre-prepared will make traveling with your pet run more smoothly. A health certificate will show that your pet has had all his shots and vaccinations, and is safe to travel in-cabin.”

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