Traveling with a pet is not always easy. Changes of air can make our dog or cat become more nervous than normal and turn a nice adventure into a bad experience. In addition, depending on the type of transport you use in the journey, you must take into account the regulations so as not to encounter unexpected surprises. take precision pet products during your trip
If you are thinking of traveling soon with your pet, we recommend you read this article with some tips to follow to make the trip a good story to tell afterwards.
Depending on the transportation you choose to move with your dog or cat to the vacation spot, you must consider several things.
If your pet travels by plane:
It is perhaps the transport in which you will have to be more careful to travel with your dog or any other pet.
The requirements may vary depending on the airline with which you travel, there are even companies that do not allow pets, so be sure before you buy the ticket.
What you should take into account yes or yes, for any air travel within the European Union you must have the veterinary passport in order .
The animals can travel in the cellar or in the cabin , most often they do it in the cellar of the plane in a box or container that meets the company’s requirements associated with animal ventilation, comfort, resistance or safety.
In some cases the animals can or should travel in cabin , usually this will depend on the weight of the animal (not more than 8 kg in most cases), type of pet (must be domestic) and of course the animal must travel in a box without being able to leave during the whole trip. Some companies prohibit brachycephalic dogs and cats (English and French bulldogs, boxers, carlinos, pit bull, etc.) to travel in the cellar, so it is mandatory that they go in a cabin.
Finally, you should keep in mind that it is usual for the company to charge a supplement for the animal.
If your pet travels by train:
Dogs and cats usually feel quite comfortable in these means of transport. Surely it will be for the pleasant rattling … other details, before getting on the train you must know the regulations around the animals.
You may find differences between long-distance and high-speed trains, medium-distance trains and suburban trains.
Long-distance and AVE trains:
In this case you will need to buy a ticket for your pet (usually between 25% and 50% of the amount of a normal ticket) and you can go with it without problems, but there are some limitations.
- Dogs can not weigh more than 10 kg
- They must travel in a closed trasportín of maximum that does not surpass the measure of 60 x 35 x 35 cm.
- The owner is responsible for any damage or inconvenience that the animal may cause
- The animal must be provided with the Veterinary documentation
- Only small domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, ferrets and birds, can travel.
Practically the rules are the same as in the previous case, with some exceptions, for example, guide dogs can travel on all trains for free.
The trains of Cercanías have rules that depend to a great extent on the city to which they belong . In the case of Madrid, we will not have to carry our dog in a cage, but they must carry a muzzle and a leash. In addition, as is common sense, the owner is held responsible for any damage caused by the pet.
Sometimes there are specific times: In the Cercanías de Madrid, the company pet can travel, in the morning: from the beginning of the service until 06:00 hours, from 09.00 to 13.30 hours. In the afternoon from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm and from 9.00 pm until the end of the service.
If your pet travels by car:
The difference with respect to the two previous transports is that, in this case, the most certain thing is that we travel in our private car, so the part of annoyances and responsibilities towards other travelers, will be more improbable.
Of course, traveling by car with your pet forces you to comply with traffic regulations.