Pet Travel Tips

Travel tips for pets

Planning a Trip With Fido?

At Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs, we have comfortable boarding facilities for cats and dogs that meet all pets’ needs while their owners are on vacation. But sometimes the joy of having a pet means taking them on vacation with you! If you’re hitting the road with your pet this summer, make sure you plan ahead and travel accordingly so both of you have the most comfortable trip possible.

  • Plan a visit with us before you leave. Be sure your pet’s vaccines are up to date and that you haven’t missed a dose of their flea, tick and heartworm preventative medications. Please also double-check that your pet’s microchip registration is updated with your current address and contact information as well.
  • Do your research. Ask us to print a copy of your pet’s health history to take with you and write down addresses and phone numbers for reputable veterinarians along your route just in case.
  • Make frequent stops. Your pup probably needs to use the bathroom more frequently than you do. Stop every three to four hours to let them take a potty break, get a snack and stretch those legs.
  • Don’t put your pet in the bed of your truck! The bed of your truck is an extremely dangerous place for your pup. They run a high risk of being ejected from the bed, jumping out to chase a squirrel or being choked or dragged if you stop quickly or get rear-ended. Let them ride in the cab with you.

Need more help preparing for your adventure, or do you need to schedule a boarding stay? Contact us today or schedule a visit online.