Pet Travel Tips With Bus
Traveling by bus is a great way to save money and cut down on personal carbon emissions, whether at home or during a vacation. Unfortunately, while buses are convenient for low prices and frequent stops at important landmarks, they are not a convenient mode of travel for your pet. There are several factors to consider when traveling by bus with a pet; luckily, if you plan ahead you can avoid any pet-related problems with your bus travel plans.
ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
Pet food, treats and toys
Proof of rabies vaccination
Animal health certificate
The following steps is something that you should prepare for traveling by bus with your pets.
Call the bus line ahead of time to make sure your pet is allowed to board. Medi-Vet.com cautions that “not all bus lines allow you to travel with your pet.” Those that do allow pets may have special rules or procedures for boarding a pet, so it’s always best to know what to expect ahead of time.
Take the animal’s typical demeanor into account. Even if the bus only requires a leash, you may want to consider crating your pet if he is often frightened of strangers and may try to run and hide on the bus.
Make pet treats and toys readily available by carrying them in your pockets. If the your pet is crated, keep food, toys, and familiar items in the crate with her.
Carry proof of rabies vaccination and a current health certificate with you if the bus will be crossing state or international borders, as recommended by the American Veterinarian Medical Association.
Ask permission to sit next to people on the bus with your pet. Aside from being polite, this consideration is necessary to make sure you are not seated by somebody with a dog or cat phobia or pet allergies.
Try to sit near the back of the bus as a courtesy to avoid disturbing passengers getting on or off as the bus makes stops. This is especially important for dogs that tend to bark at strangers.
- USA TODAY | How to Travel by Bus With Pets
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