Get Your Pet Ready for Holiday Travel Season

by on October 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am

It’s not too early to begin making pet preparations for the upcoming holiday season. From boosting immunity to ensuring proper housing arrangements for your pet during seasonal travel, you can ease stressors for yourself as well as help sustain your pet’s health.

Protecting Your Pet with Natural Support

When taken to temporary boarding places, pets are exposed to countless other animals – each with the potential to infect your healthy pet.

The stress related to separation anxiety can also weaken your pet’s immune system, increasing susceptibility to illness. Herbal and homeopathic remedies can be safe and effective in not only helping protect against illness but also address symptoms that may occur.

You may find that giving your pet a maintenance dose of herbal and homeopathic support is beneficial as a preventative measure for continued health and well-being. Pets respond to natural medicine in different ways, and often optimal benefits can take 3-6 weeks to take effect. To ensure your pet receives full support, it is important to administer natural remedies as directed and remain consistent and start supporting health now.

Trip Tips  

Whether you’re bringing your pet along for your holiday travels or boarding, you’ll need to make preparations either way.

  • Advance reservations at kennels is often a necessity, and airlines sometimes require early arrival and extra pet travel fees, so find out and plan accordingly.
  • Make arrangements for possible ill health scenarios, and have remedies on-hand or available to give to caretakers in case they are needed.
  • When possible, leave the pet with friends or family, in an environment they are familiar and comfortable staying in to ease discomfort and promote good behavior.
  • If traveling by plane, always confirm pet regulations well in advance so that preparations can be made as necessary.
  • Consult with a vet for proper feeding instructions based on your pet’s age, size, time and distance of the flight. Generally, traveling on an empty stomach is best.
  • The day of travel, arrive at the airport early to allow your pet to exercise and adapt to the crate.  If traveling by car, practice putting your pet in a crate and take a few short drives to help him or her accommodate to the small space.
  • You can also make use of natural remedies to provide additional support for mood imbalances commonly experienced during travel. Many herbal and homeopathic ingredients are well known for their ability to provide effective relief without creating dependency or side effects.
  • Many animals become uncomfortable in unfamiliar environments, so minimizing disturbances or providing reassurance throughout the journey can be very helpful in easing anxiety or curbing aggression, which may result from fear of the unknown.
  • Just as with young children, providing pets with an item of comfort such as a blanket or feeding dish can help remind them of the safety and security of home.

 

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