Depending on your holiday arrangements and the temperament and health condition of your dog or cat, you may decide to take them with you or leave them with a responsible caregiver.
For some dogs and cats, the benefits of going on holiday don’t outweigh the stress of travelling and the change in environment.
Consider your pet’s age, temperament and health when making a decision for what’s best for them.
You’ll also need to think about the practicalities of travelling with your pet — remember your pet will need to be vaccinated against certain diseases and have a valid pet passport or animal health certificate if travelling internationally.
If you do make the decision to bring your pet on holiday with you, here are some things to consider:
Many cats and dogs would simply prefer to be left with a trusted family member, friend or other caregiver while you enjoy your adventures.
If you think this is the best option for your furry friend, there are a few options to consider.
If you can’t find a friend or family member to look after your pet, another option is hiring a professional pet-sitter, who will stay in your home and care for your pet while you’re away.
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