Taking the Yuck Out of Pet Travel
There are plenty of reasons not to travel with your pet. Most of them can be boiled down to just one- STRESS!
Domesticated pets do not respond well to changes in their routine, or environment. Travel presents the owner with the dilemma of leaving their beloved pet behind vs. dealing with the inevitable stress that traveling is sure to put their pet through.
People seldom realize that their pets often sense when it’s time to travel (with or without them), and get themselves all worked up days in advance. Hunting dogs, show dogs, working dogs all experience pre-travel stress.
The stress of extended car travel, let lone air travel, often results in diarrhea or vomiting: depending on the pet’s constitution, sometimes both. Dealing with the after effects is a major reason why car rental companies and hotels are reluctant to accept pets. Clean up, and time lost deodorizing can make a hotel room or rental car unrentable.
In addition to unfamiliar surroundings, new locals mean a wide variety of new smells to be processed. Let’s face it, not everyone takes great care of their pets. Fleas are probably the least of your worries. Out of necessity, animal friendly hotels and car rental agencies could be using pesticides, deodorants, and disinfectants toxic to your pet.
How safe is that walk area or nearby park? Are they spraying too much, too little? Adding insult is the probability of exposure to strains of bacteria and pathogenic organisms your pet may not be adapted to. Drinking from a parking lot puddle with oil, spittle, or antifreeze residue can cause serious problems.
When the GI tract is compromised diarrhea and vomiting soon follow. Since cats and dogs are notorious for eating or drinking things they shouldn’t, the sensible thing to do is to make sure their GI tract is well protected at all times. What’s in your pet’s travel first aid kit… you do have one, right?
Vitality Science markets Pet Flora, an natural pet supplement scientifically proven in a breeder’s kennel to resolve routine episodes of diarrhea and vomiting over night- without withholding food or water! Given several days in advance it is said to prevent problems that could make your trip less enjoyable for both of you.
The good news is that if you take the proper precautions, both you, and your pet, can have a great time.
Article submitted by:
Vitality Science, Inc.