Blue Collar Pet Transport

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Pet Travel

Here comes the big day! You’re moving to a new state or perhaps even a new country for a job, and you’ve got it all together. The house is sold. You’ve had your garage sale. You’ve closed your bank account and gotten your kids’ school records. Everything is packed. Then you glance down, and your heart drops – what about Jack? Staring back up at you is your German shepherd baby, and he needs a way to get to his new home, too, and he’s going to have to either fly or be taken via ground transportation. What now?

The above is a bit silly, of course – no pet owner is going to forget about their furry best friend. How to transport their pet is, however, a question that many people are faced with as they prepare to relocate and must decide how to get their pets from point A to point B. With that in mind, the team at Blue Collar Pet Transport would like to offer some advice gleaned from their years of experience in the industry. Following their suggestions will help you to make wiser decisions about how to relocate your pet and to avoid needless stress.

If At All Possible, Do Begin Preparing Now.

If you are new to the pet shipping industry, you’re going to sift through a lot of information as you decide on the best options for your dog or cat. The Blue Collar Pet Transport Team will be happy to come alongside you and help you understand your choices, but we recommend leaving yourself plenty of time to digest everything so that you can make a relaxed, yet informed, decision. 

With the advantage of time, of course, you will also have the ability to acclimatize your animal to new sounds and train them to travel in a carrier. We recommend that you get started on this early so that on travel day, your little friend does well and feels as little anxiety as possible.

Do Tag Your Little Buddies.

Blue Collar Pet Transport highly recommends both microchipping your dog or cat as well as having them wear a collar with tags for their license and contact information. Also wise is to mark the inside and outside of the carrier with the pet-parent’s contact information, preferably with a Sharpie or some other permanent ink.

Don’t Give Your Pet a Sedative.

This is especially true for dogs that will be flying. A dog that is at a high altitude may have a hard time regulating its body heat due to a sedative. If you believe your pet may experience anxiety, you can acclimate them to travel ahead of time, and you can also work with your veterinarian to determine if oils or a calming vest might be beneficial.

Do Include a Chew Toy for Your Dog.

Chew toys, of course, are a great way for dogs to relieve energy or pass the time. However, did you know that their ears can pop when a plane is taking off or landing just like a human’s? Having something to chew on can relieve this similar to how humans yawn or chew gum to relieve the pressure.

Do Book in Advance.

This is especially recommended for holiday times and weekends. Blue Collar Pet Transport will always work to accommodate the requests of their clients, but for peak travel times, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, and summer vacation, it is wise to book as far ahead as possible.

Pet Relocation Is Much Easier with Blue Collar Pet Transport.

Moving your precious cat or dog to their new home does not have to be a stressful experience. By following a few tips and talking to America’s number one pet relocator, that journey will go seamlessly, and everyone (including your little buddy) will shop up where they are supposed to be, when you expect them to be there.

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