Traveling with your pet can be extremely stressful but sometimes they must be moved from place A to place B and we simply have no choice but to transport them… so we get into a car and drive… but what to do if for example you can’t drive? Well believe me or not, you can get a special “pet taxi” via Shiply.
The idea is rather simple, if you have to transport your pet and you can’t do it yourself, you book yourself a comfortable and licensed pet taxi service, which will be suitable to the type and size of your pet… mouse, rabbit, cat, dog, horse… they transport them all. Wish I knew about this service before we spent almost 2 full days in the car driving to and back from Scotland to pick Bunk up.
Traveling can put a lot of stress on your pet so make sure you follow the tips below which will help you minimise any discomfort a long travel session can cause to your pet.
Prepare a suitable carrier like a dog crate, cat box or a harness; ideally something your pet is familiar with and has used in the past.
Prepare your pet… walk them (if applicable) and make sure they did their business, also don’t feed them too close to the trip.
Prepare food and water, which might be needed in the case of a longer trip.
Make your pet comfortable by providing them with a favourite blanket or chew toy, anything goes so long as your pet loves it.
Remember about any meds, both travel sickness pills (if needed) and any regular medication your pet is taking.
Complete all documentation including passport or a vet booklet which will have records of vaccinations and your pet identity.
Stay calm! I am sure you are super stressed but passing your stress onto your pet isn’t going to help anyone, so stay very calm and project positive thoughts… your pet is going for a trip and it is going to be fine 🙂
And finally… Make sure there is someone on the other end to meet and collect your pet and make a fuss of them so they know they are still loved and cared for.
Have you ever had the need to use a pet taxi service?
What do you think about the idea of it?