Flying from one state to another for a vacation or any other purpose means you have a dozen things to worry about. Now, if you’re planning to take your furry friends along, traveling can seem intimidating. But it need not be so! When it comes to flying with pets, remembering what to bring along makes all the difference. So, carry these items to make air travel convenient and worry-free for yourself and your furry friends.
If you’re used to traveling in a car and making frequent bathroom stops for your pet, you will likely forget to bring pet waste bags along when flying with your pet. You must always have poop bags handy in case your pet needs to go to the bathroom at the airport or on the plane. Remember to buy durable waste bags and carry a roll of bags so that it lasts throughout the trip. It’s recommended that you buy a biodegradable bag that easily fits in your pocket or clips on your belt or purse.
Whether it’s your pet’s first flight or they’re used to air travel, pets can get nervous and anxious in unfamiliar situations. You may already know how to calm your pet, but external help might sometimes be necessary. If you don’t want to give them prescription medications, you can try natural products. Some natural oils can help relieve your pet’s anxiety during air travel or nervousness due to unfamiliar places. There are different calming products available in the market for dogs and cats.
Pet First-aid Kit
When you’re flying with your furry best friends, the last thing you want them to do is to injure themselves accidentally. In case that happens, you need to be prepared with a first aid kit that will be useful for your entire trip. You can buy a ready-made kit or make your own. You need to make sure the kit is packed with all necessary items like tweezers, gauze bandages, tapes, antiseptic wipes, scissors, eyewash, and styptic powder.
Toys and Treats
Air travel can be quite boring for pets as they’re locked in a kennel with pretty much nothing to do. So, they need something to entertain themselves. If you’re traveling with your cat, consider getting catnip-based toys. These toys can quickly make them feel relaxed and happy for the rest of their journey. And if you’re traveling with your dog, bring some chew toys or their favorite stuffed animal to make them feel secure. Also, don’t forget to put a delicious treat inside their kennel, just to encourage them to stay there quietly.
Water Containers and Bowls
These are yet other important items you need to bring when flying with pets. You must specifically look for airline-approved water bottles. You can find many bottles that can be easily attached to your pet’s carrier. Some even come with a special tube tip, which makes drinking water easier during flight. When looking for a water bowl, pick a design that doesn’t spill or slosh water around easily.