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Posted on 08-27-2018

Our Canton Veterinarian Discusses How to Prepare for Your First Road Trip with Your Pet

Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic, your adviser on animal health in Canton, GA, encourages you to take proper steps to prepare for travel with your pets. This will help you prevent situations such as sickness, disease, or loss, which could be avoided.

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Preliminary Travel Advice from a Veterinarian

Our veterinarian staff has seen and heard it all concerning pets. We urge you to consider your destination when planning your whereabouts. However, you also have to keep in mind the journey and whether or not you will stay in a hotel, go camping, or what. This as well as how long you will be on the road will determine what shots your animals will need before leaving town. If you know of any issues such as fleas and ticks or know your animals’ nails need trimming, it would be an excellent idea to take care of all that before you leave, too.

Loss Prevention before Taking Pet Road Trips

Loss prevention measures can be taken before embarking on pet road trips. For instance, you might want to make sure your animal tags are updated or even obtain microchips for them. This will speed up the finding process in the event they might run away from you while at a rest stop or jump out of a car.

Packing and Other Travel Tips when Taking your Pets with You

Of course, don’t forget their food, and perhaps bring along water each critter is used to drinking just in case of an upset stomach on the road. It’s also wise to bring vaccination records, photos, towels, a bed, toys, and first aid, or medications and supplements.

Make Your Pre-Trip Appointment at Our Canton Office

Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic is ready to serve you at our Canton, GA office before you travel with your pets. Please contact us at 770-479-1905 or stop in to see us in person to schedule a check-up or treatment and vaccination appointments.

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