Here’s some travel tips to make your pet’s journey a little safer.
- If your pet hasn’t visited the vet lately, it might be a good time to have a check-up before they travel.
- If flying interstate, your pet must be medically fit to travel and be older than eight weeks and fully weaned from mum.
- Puppies or kittens under 12 weeks of age must be declared fit and well to travel by your VetLove vet.
- Vaccinations should always be up to date.
- Check your destination; the area you are travelling to may have specific medical requirements (e.g. parasite controls.
- Pets travelling to Tasmania require specific treatment 14 days prior to departure.
- Extremely anxious pets may require sedation, but in most cases, we prefer not to administer this. Pets that are not sedated arrive at their destination in a much better state than those that are.
- Make sure your pet is identifiable with a microchip and/or pet tag just in case they go exploring by themselves.
- Have your pets’ nails trimmed or even book in a dental clean and polish so they have nice fresh breath when they visit all the family and friends and give them a big doggy lick on the face! Did you know nail clipping is complimentary at VetLove? If you bring your pet into us, one of our vet nurses will clip their nails while you wait for no charge.