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How Do I Move Pets During the Summer?

May 7th, 2012 5:17 pm by

Moving pets during the summer can pose a challenge because of the hotter temperatures.  It is so important to take the time to educate yourself about your options.  Whether you are hiring someone to transport your pet or you are doing it yourself, you need to be aware of potential travel restrictions because of the heat.  This is especially important if you have chosen to fly your pet.  If your pet is too big to travel in the passenger compartment, they will have to travel in the bulk head.  Because of this,  there are restrictions on traveling during certain temperatures.  

If you are traveling by car, take care not to leave your pet in the car during extreme heat.  Make sure to pack water containers so that you can make sure they stay hydrated during the journey.  

Before you move, make sure to consult your vet.  You not only want to assess the travel readiness of your pet but you also will need to get copies of vaccinations and health assessments.   While at this appointment you want to make sure you have medication refilled and vaccinations current.  This will ensure that you have all of your paperwork and are prepared for you pet’s journey.  For further information, see this great list of tips put together by your professionals at HIghland