Nearly half of American pet owners have multiple cats and/or dogs. So when it comes time to relocate your family, keeping your menagerie together for the journey seems like an obvious plan. Traveling in the company of their furry brothers or sisters can help pets feel less anxious. Knowing they’re together can make you feel more confident, too.
Oh, boy! You and your furry companion are going to Italy, to soak up some sun, revel in the millennia of history, and sample the wine and olives. Well, no wine or olives for your beloved pet, sorry. However, Italy is a pet-friendly place, so you can both expect a warm welcome.
Finding a great veterinarian for your dog or cat is always important. But when you’re relocating to a foreign country, finding a good vet takes on even greater meaning. Will there be a language barrier? What are the standards of medical care? Will your vet have a good “pet-side manner”? Let’s look at what you might experience when you and your pet visit a vet in Ecuador.
Ah, summer. The busiest travel season by far. Under any circumstances, it takes time to plan an international move for pets. Weeks. Or even months. In summer, the process can take longer, and there are additional hurdles you may face. The sooner you get started, the less stressful it will be.
By now, you’ve probably heard that United Airlines has significantly changed their policies and customer requirements for pet air travel. The new rules affect United’s PetSafe program, which handles pets not eligible to ride in the passenger cabin. From now on, only cats and dogs are allowed to use this option.