Travelling with pets.
Ask CAA about the "Travelling With Your Pet" book.
It's full of great ideas and advice and even includes a listing of more than 10,000 pet–friendly lodgings across Canada and the U.S.
It's available free to CAA Members! Call CAA Member Services to get your copy.
What to pack.
- Carrier or crate
- Food and water dishes
- Blanket or other bedding
- Ample supply of food, with a few day’s extra
- Litter supplies, including scooper and bags
- Medications and health certificates, if necessary
- A recent photograph and written description of your pet
- Harness and collar, with ID tags including your contact numbers
Pet travel by air.
- Don’t feed your pet less than four hours before departure
- Have a veterinarian examine your pet at least 10 days before departure
- Find out if – and where - your pet is allowed to fly with the airline you’ve booked with
- Understand that a plane’s cargo hold is often not cooled or heated before takeoff
- Sick or pregnant pets, and those either very young or very old, should not fly.
- Secure to the pet carrier the name, address and contact numbers for your destination, as well as your home contact information
- Cats, and long-nosed and snub-nosed dogs can experience severe respiratory problems in a plane’s cargo hold, and should travel only with their owner in the passenger cabin