There are a variety of cat and dog carriers on the market right now. Air travelers who are planning on taking their animals with them are strongly encouraged to contact the airline directly to get restrictions in both height and weight well before their date of travel. Each airline will have specific instructions as to what they will accept. It is also a good idea to consult your vet before you are traveling any sort of distance with your pet.
A whole new spin on pet vacations however are vacations designed specifically for the pet. This would usually take place when the owner’s themselves are enjoying a vacation but instead of having to hire an animal sitter or drop their pets off at a boarding kennel the owners now have options. So, instead of boarding their pet out in an environment less appealing then home the owner’s are able to treat their animal to it’s own pet vacation. A common suggestion for your canine or feline getaway is a pet hotel. In stead of being confined to a crate during his or her stay your pet will be given ample time to socialize with the other pet vacationers and get exercise in a social setting. Pets will also enjoy grooming while they are visiting.
For shorter periods of time a doggy day spa is also a popular choice in the world of pet vacations. At the day spa your pet will be treated to a day of pampering. This will include tooth brushing; nail clipping and painting, bathing and hair styling. The hairstyling may also include additional special touches such as fancy hair clips or ribbons. Quite often these doggy day cares will sell specialty dog biscuits. While certainly pricier then your normal dog cookies these home-baked treats are all natural and in a variety of dog approved flavors.
All in all, animal travel has become much more popular then it has ever been in years. For many people, their animals are like their “kids”. With this in mind, it is no wonder why we are seeing so many pet vacations.