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Traveling With Your Pet

A cat is looking out an airplane window.
With the post-pandemic world seemingly approaching, visits to friends and family are at the top of our to-do lists. While traveling by yourself has its peculiarities, traveling with pets brings a unique set of hurdles and challenges.

If this is your pet’s first experience with flying or driving, there are a few things to be aware of when traveling. Take a look at these helpful reminders from American Humane or from the CDC for traveling with pets.

Flying With Your Pets

After determining if your dog or cat will be traveling with you or in a kennel, make sure you have the proper identification for your pet. When planning trips, research the airline’s current policies regarding pets. Each airline will have different requirements for pets that are flying. Make sure to have the proper paperwork and identification for your pet as you move throughout the airport.

Driving With Your Pets

Many dogs love car rides, but even with the excitement of the air flapping their ears, it can become a stressful experience. The safest way to keep your pet safe is to have them in a harness or restraint or a travel carrier. Some other helpful things to remember are:

  • Pack a pet travel bag
  • Bring copies of pet medical documents
  • Stay on the same feeding and potty schedule
  • Never leave a pet unattended in the vehicle

Need a Pet Sitter?

If you are traveling to a place where your furry bundle of joy cannot join you, we offer dog sitting and cat sitting. Our pet sitters are available to ensure that your lovely pet receives all the tender love and care they deserve.

All of our pet sitters at Doggy Detail are bonded and insured. Knowing your pet is being cared for by a trained professional who abides by the highly accredited Pet Sitters International principles will make you feel at ease while you are away.

Give Us a Call

At Doggy Detail, we raise the woof by offering many ways to help you with your doggy sidekick. From daily walking to our Visit n’ Play services, we have time for your furry friend so they aren’t lonely when you’re away at work or on vacation. If you have questions about our services, please give us a call at (847) 212-5616, or send us an email at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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