The holidays are here. This means people travel to meet their family and friends. In all this hustle and bustle, your pet may feel a little or even a lot stressed out. Pets always take a while to adjust to unfamiliar situations. In fact, there were ways you can tell that your beloved pet is experiencing anxiety. This includes pacing, panting, increased barking and stress yawning. So, whether you are taking leaving them with someone, taking them with you, or even traveling with a huge family, here is how you can make the entire process less stressful for them.
Create a Travel Schedule for Your Pet
Begin small. Take them on shorter journeys before you plan on taking them for longer ones. This will help them get familiarized with the motion of the plane or the car. So, next time you decide to take them on a trip, they might not feel as anxious. It may take a while for them to get to the level of no anxiousness while traveling. The key is to be patient with them.
Avoid Heavy Meals
This is true both for you and your pet. Haven’t you ever felt uncomfortable eating too much while on a trip? So, it is best to avoid eating anything heavy just one hour before you set out on your trip. The reason for this is nausea. Eating too much before traveling could make them nauseated and that is definitely not a pleasant feeling. And as your dog will have no way of telling you how they are feeling, they will just get uncomfortable and anxious.
Ensure They Travel Comfortably
Just like human beings, pets also deserve to travel in comfort. So, if you have put them in a pet carrier, make sure that it has enough room and they do not feel cramped in there. They should be able to sit down, stand, lay down and even move around a little bit.