Traveling with your pet, like traveling with kids, is a lot easier and a lot more fun if you are well-prepared. Before you stock up on pet travel essentials, check out our informative quiz for great ideas on what to pack for a trip with your favorite pet.
How much did American pet lovers spend on pet products in 2006?
According the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, in 2008, Americans spent $43.4 billion on pet-related products.
certification that your pet's vaccinations are current
both of the above
There are no official pet passports, but it's a good idea to travel with documents from your vet that certify that your pet is healthy and that its vaccinations are up-to-date. Make sure you bring a photo along in case your pet gets lost.
Which government body should you consult to find out about pet import rules in your travel destination country?
the United States Embassy in that country
To find out about the pet import rules of your travel destination country, consult the United States Embassy in that country. Countries have differing regulations regarding vaccinations and animal quarantines.
_____ are a new technology that can help you track down a lost pet.
Microchips are a new technology that can help you track down a lost pet. A tiny device is implanted under your pet's skin and if your pet is lost and brought to a shelter, they can get your contact information by scanning the microchip.
Microchips work off of radio _____ identification (RFID) technology.
Microchips that are used to identify your pet work off of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and contain a multi-digit ID number. When you register your microchip with an agency like the American Kennel Club, that number corresponds to your contact information.
What is the best way to protect your car's upholstery during long car trips with your pet?
Buy car seat covers.
Though you can try putting a towel or blanket on the car seat under your dog during a long car trip, it is unlikely to stay in place for long. Your best bet is to purchase car seat covers that will really protect your car's upholstery.
Which of the following should you include in your pet first aid kit.
According to the American Red Cross, you should include the following basic items in a pet first aid-kit: gauze pads, bandages, cotton swabs, instant cold pack, tweezers, thermometer, hydrogen peroxide and antibiotic ointment.
Most commercial pet seat belts consist of a harness that fits around your dog's:
Most commercial pet seat belts consist of a harness that fits around your dog's torso and a belt attachment that snaps into your car's seat belt insert. Your dog should be able to sit or stand up, but not walk around.