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Traveling with Pets Doesn’t Have to Drive You Crazy

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

With their own seatbelts, luggage and collapsible food and water bowls, our pets are now, more than ever, ready to travel with us. So, what can you do to insure that your pet will arrive safely and ready to enjoy your vacation?

According to a survey of pet owners by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), more than 53% of dog and cats will travel with their owners. With the upcoming busy travel season, what are the best ways of traveling with your best friend?

Of the 4 major travel choices that Americans have, pets are not allowed to travel on half of them. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (, pets are prohibited from traveling by bus or train in most states. That means that our friends will either be flying the friendly skies or rolling down Route 66 with us during our time away from home. In both cases, there are many simple things that pet owners can do to insure their pet’s comfort and safety during the trip.