Traveling with a pet, particularly with a Boston Terrier is not unusual. Many people, especially celebrities and other television personalities are seen traveling with their pampered pooch. Of course, you never have to be a celebrity in order to take your pet along with you. As long as you know what to do, you and your pet will never get in trouble even if you are miles away from the comfort of your home.
First of all, understand that taking your boston terrier on an airplane is a very important decision. Regardless of the purpose of your travel – be it a vacation or a business trip, you should consider not only your own decision but your vet’s advice as well. Keep in mind that not all animals are fit to travel because of their temperament, health issues and other concerns. Some airlines have restrictions when traveling with boston terriers and other short-snouted breeds due to the fact that most brachycephalic dogs cannot tolerate excessive heat and extremely cold weather. This is something you must consider prior to planning your trip.
But if you are willing to take the risk, nothing can stop you to go. Just bear in mind a few tips you may find helpful when traveling with your boston terrier.
Plan your trip weeks before your departure. Notify your airline that you will be traveling with a boston terrier and check the rules as well as requirements when traveling with a pet. Have your pet examined and update all necessary vaccinations 10 days within your trip. And remember to ask for medical certificate and other health papers since it is required by law. Your destination is also another factor to consider. Some hotels do not allow pet so you better check out for pet-friendly hotels before your departure date.
Attach dog tags containing your dog’s name, your name and contact information more particularly your contact information while you are on your trip. This is important if unfortunately your dog gets lost during the trip.
On the day of the flight, the dog should not be given food six hours prior to the flight. You may also want to take things like dog toys, his favorite blanket and other familiar stuff to make your dog feel secure and comfortable during the trip.