Moving is a time-consuming and daunting process, even more so when you have to take your puppy with you. As part of your family, you need to find the right way to relocate your furry friend and make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. In this blog post we will talk exactly about that – how to safely transport your puppy interstate without any problems. Stay tuned.
First of all, you need to ensure your pet will feel safe and comfortable during the entire process, which means you need to buy a suitable traveling container. Keep in mind that the container needs to be approved by IATA (International Air Transport Association). In Australia, pet containers are usually made of metal or plastic, so regardless of your choice, make sure there is enough room for your pet to move freely. Or, to ensure everything goes as it should, your best bet is to hire a reliable company that will take care of your puppy transport interstate.
Why? Well, because these companies have the experience in doing it all – organizing domestic flights, boarding, deliveries, and pet pick-ups. They will book the flight with the most direct route possible, supply an airline-approved travel kennel for your dog if you don’t have one, pre-flight walk and play, flight check-in, deliver your puppy directly to you and everything in-between. Most airline companies have their own regulations regarding puppy transport interstate. Their space for transporting pets is usually limited, which is why in many cases they ask pet owners to hire a pet transport company for that purpose.
Before leaving, make sure to take your puppy to the vet to ensure that everything is fine with him. Ask for a copy of the medical records of your pet and get the needed certificates and vaccines. Depending on the condition of your puppy, the vet may suggest that you give him some pills or drops in case he gets anxious.
Start packing early and don’t forget to take your dog’s favorite water bowls, toys, blankets, etc. Once you reach your destination safe and sound, give your pet some space to adjust to the new home. No matter how excited you may be, keep in mind that everything is new for him, so it is okay if he feels a bit insecure. Do not rush the process and introduce your puppy to too many rooms at once. Having all his favorite items around him, like his toys, blankets, bowls, and bed will help your pet feel more like home and will help him to adjust better to the new environment.