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July 22, 2011

Tips for traveling with your pet

What you should know before bringing animals on vacation

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Home Away From Home.  If you’re looking for a pet-friendly destination, many hotels now provide animal friendly options. Check with your individual hotel or on websites that provide information on pet-friendly lodging, like petswelcome.com. Also, be prepared to pay an additional fee to keep Spot in your room at night.

ID Is Key. If you’ve made the decision to hit the road with your pet, be sure that they have the proper identification in the event that they become lost. In addition to their regular collar and ID tag, it is smart to include a temporary travel tag with your cell phone, destination phone number and any other relevant contact information. These precautions, as well as insuring that your pet is microchipped, will help reunite you with your pet.

Information from weather.com, petswelcome.com, aspca.com and travelchannel.com.

 

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