But if you're going to travel with your pet this summer, there are some things you need to know to keep your pets from getting lost.
After all, the question "how did they spend their summer vacation?" should never be answered with a tragic story.
July is Lost Pet Prevention Month!
Pet Hub and GoPetFriendly have put together this great infographic to help you make the right choices when you're traveling with your pets. (enlarge it to read it better). That way you can prevent them from getting into a situation where they'll become separated from you.
the experts at PetHub.
- If your pet is missing on vacation, the first thing to do is to keep calm, and act quickly. "The more quickly you respond positively to the situation, the more likely you are to find your pet while he’s still in th immediate vicinity. If you’re staying at a hotel, campground, or other lodgings, make certain to alert the management and owners of the venue that your pet is missing. It wouldn’t hurt to ask others staying there to also keep an eye out, just in case your furry friend is still roaming around the building."
- Print up “Lost Pet” flyers, complete with a picture, and ask the owners and staff of these establishments to stay on the lookout.
"Especially when it comes to cats, many pets prefer to stay within a
comfort zone, and will end up at the first place that seems comfortable,
friendly, and offers food."
- If none of these tactics offer any results, it’s time to start calling shelters, animal control authorities, local veterinarians, and emergency clinics. "It is, of course, preferable that your pet is found close to home, safe, and healthy, but if someone has picked him up as a stray or he’s been in an accident, making these unpleasant calls will help you locate your lost friend."