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Posted on 09-24-2018
At Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia, MI, your pet's health and wellness is the top priority of our Livonia veterinarian. If you plan on doing any traveling in the near future, you may be considering the option to bring your pet along with you. However, pets can become easily stressed while traveling, which is why knowing how to prepare for successful travels with your pet is so important.
Our veterinarian has some helpful tips worth keeping in mind as you prepare for your trip. If you'll be traveling by car, make sure that you have a secure and comfortable place for your pet to rest during the trip. Ideally, small pets (such as cats and small breeds of dogs) should be contained inside a pet carrier. Larger dog breeds should be kept in the back seat for safety reasons. Be sure to take plenty of frequent breaks so that your pet has a chance to go potty and stretch his or her legs, but make sure to keep your pet on a leash or otherwise contained at all times.
If you'll be traveling via plane, make sure to check with your airline regarding pet-specific policies. In most cases, small pets will need to be kept inside a carrier at all times during your flight and may be stowed under your seat during take-off and landing. Specific rules and regulations for larger breeds can vary greatly from one airline to the next, so it's best to contact the airline directly in the weeks leading up to your flight to make sure you have everything prepared.
Before you travel with your pet, it's also a good idea to make sure he or she is up-to-date on all vaccines and other wellness needs. You can schedule any services your pet may need with our Livonia animal hospital. Just give Sheehy Animal Hospital a call at (248) 615-7670.
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I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know.