FurWell Family Focus Vol 14

 Where Pet Parents Go

11/5/23 Volume 14

Hi Friend! 👋 🐶🐱,

The holiday season is upon us, and many of you may be planning trips that include your furry family members. Traveling with your pets can be a joyful experience, but it also requires careful planning to ensure their safety and comfort. In this edition of FurWell Family Focus, we’ll explore essential tips for traveling with your pets and how FurWell can help make your journey a smooth one.

  1. Preparing for the Trip: Vaccinations and Flea Control 💉

Before embarking on your journey, it’s crucial to ensure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations. Many destinations and boarding facilities require proof of current vaccinations, and it’s best to get these vaccinations at least two weeks before your travel date to ensure your pet has the best protection. 💉📅

Flea control is equally vital, especially when visiting new environments. Fleas can be found everywhere, and a flea infestation can quickly turn a vacation into a nightmare.  And don’t end up like one of my clients last year that didn’t go anywhere for the holidays; instead their family brought their dog to the family thanksgiving at their house and gave all the dogs fleas!  🚫

  1. Medications for Traveling 💊🚘

For some pets, traveling can be stressful.  And some pets suffer from motion sickness. FurWell offers medications to ease your pet’s anxiety and prevent motion sickness during car rides. These medications can make the journey more comfortable for your pet. 🚗🐕

  1. Boarding Facility Requirements ✅

If you plan to board your pet during your trip, it’s essential to check the boarding facility’s requirements well in advance. Some facilities are now requiring canine influenza (flu) vaccines. These vaccines are currently in short supply, so please let us know if you need one for your pet. We’ll do our best to set one aside for you. 🏨🐩

  1. Packing for Your Pet 🧳

Remember to pack your pet’s essentials, such as food, water, bowls, medications, and their favorite toys or blankets. It’s essential to maintain their routine as much as possible during your trip, which includes feeding schedules and familiar items. 🎒🍽️🧸

If you’re on a long road trip, plan for frequent breaks to allow your pet to stretch their legs, hydrate, and relieve themselves. Research pet-friendly rest stops or parks along your route where your furry friend can enjoy a break. 🌳🥤

  1. Safety First ⛑️

When traveling with your pet, always prioritize their safety. Use a secure crate, carrier, or seatbelt harness in the car to prevent accidents and ensure your pet’s well-being during the journey. Keep their identification tags up-to-date with your contact information, just in case they become separated from you.  Make sure they have a microchip and your microchip information has been updated.  It is also a really smart idea to take up close pictures of your pet before leaving in case you would need something to help others identify your pet if they get lost. 🐕‍🦺🔒

By following these tips and planning ahead, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable journey for both you and your pet. 🐾❤️

If you have any questions about traveling with your pet or need to schedule vaccinations or medications for your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact FurWell ((864)-292-6433). We’re here to help! 📞🏥

Wishing you safe and happy travels this holiday season! 🌟

Warm regards, 🐕🚗 

Dr. Tyler

FurWell Veterinary Hospital 

P.S. Don’t forget to share your travel photos with us! We love seeing your adventures with your pets.

WEEKLY THOUGHT🤣: “Corporate vet clinics may offer ‘one-size fits-all’ solutions, but we know that pets aren’t luggage.  FurWell provides tailored care for every furry traveler.”🐾👜

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