Pets are almost family members to their owners: they happily welcome them upon their return from work, make them happy, caress them and make their everyday life more beautiful. Animals, although they enrich our lives, represent a great obligation and it is necessary to take care of them like any other living being.
Dogs require a lot of dedication, regular outings, visits to the vet and a balanced diet. On the other hand, if you have chosen a cat as a pet, you certainly have fewer obligations, because it is not necessary to take them for walks or take care of their personal hygiene.
Of course, no matter which animal is your chosen pet, it is necessary to provide it with sufficient amounts of food, a warm home and a lot of love on a regular basis.
How to organize the transport of animals during the holidays?
One of the biggest challenges that pet owners most often face is how to survive the days of your vacation. While a large number of owners decide to leave the cat or the house in the dog boarding house, others are reluctant to take such a step, but want to share it with them at any moment.
It goes without saying that pets must have a valid passport and be properly vaccinated in order to travel with you, but here are a few more guidelines and legal obligations that will make it easier for you to plan and organize trips with animals.
Travel on vacation by bus
If you have decided to go on vacation by bus, it is good to know that intercity lines allow the transport of animals, but under several conditions.
If you have a small dog whose height is up to 30 cm, it is advisable to keep it in your lap during the trip, while for larger dogs the rule is that they should be next to the owner’s legs.
Pets in bus transport must have a protective basket on their muzzle, a short leash that will prevent them from walking freely, but also a paid ticket for transport.
Also, keep in mind that if the driver estimates that the dog will endanger the ride, he can at any time reject you and forbid you to travel.
Traveling with a pet by train
The position of the Railways on this issue is very similar. Smaller animals must be in the owner’s lap and placed in the transporter, but the consent of all passengers from the compartment is also required for the trip.
Slightly different rules apply to larger dogs, so they will be placed in official cars, which, unfortunately, are very little in use. For smaller animals it is not necessary to pay a ticket, while for larger ones it will be charged at a price reduced by 50% from the regular one.
Airline conditions for traveling with a pet
On the other hand, airlines have clearly defined conditions and rules related to the transport of pets, so owners usually opt for this travel option. If the pets weigh more than 10 kg, they will be transported in the trunk of the plane, which has the appropriate pressure and temperature. For smaller animals, whose weight with a cage is up to 10 kg, the rule is that they can travel in the passenger cabin.
Car transport – the most common choice
Many owners decide to go on a trip with their own car. This is also the most practical option, because you don’t have to pay much attention to strict regulations and your pet will have more comfort during the trip.
The rules on Traffic Safety are that animals can be transported freely in a car, but only in such a way that their presence does not disturb or disturb the driver in any way.
So, there are no clearly defined guidelines, and there are not many ways to be punished. However, in order for your pet not to jump on your lap or on commands, it is necessary to isolate it in some way.
Options are to place a safety net between the front and rear seats, or to put a leash on the dog to hold it in the back of the vehicle. Various specials are also availablepet belts, which are fastened to the rear seat belt. In addition, for both you and your pet, the safest option is to place the animal in a waterproof cage or transporter.