Pet Travel

Pet travel can be a bother because of the different state and international laws, or a misbehaving pet can ruin a vacation. View our Pet Travel Guide to learn everything you need to know to make your trip a success!


Sure, we've all heard the news stories about a kitten that somehow snuck into the baggage compartment of a 747, but how does it work when Fluffy wants to be right there with you -- on your lap?

One of the great joys of traveling is sharing your new discoveries with your loved ones -- including your pets. Taking an animal abroad can be complicated, but there are plenty of good reasons to do it.

When you're on a car trip and get a little thirsty, you may pull over at a rest station. But if your backseat companion is your pooch, it won't be able to tell you when it's parched. How can you accommodate your pet without upsetting its stomach?

When your perky pooch develops a hacking cough, you might be alarmed. If you board your dog on a regular basis, it might have picked up kennel cough. Once you get the facts, you'll see that kennel cough's bark is worse than its bite.

When you're packing for a trip, you don't leave home without clean socks and toothpaste. But if you're bringing your pet with you, what essentials will it need? We've got 10 must-have items for your four-legged, furry friend.

On a long car ride, you might find that your pet has about as much patience as your toddler. But throwing Dora the Explorer up on your mini-van's TV screen won't amuse your animal. What will?

If your pooch comes home from doggy daycare with a hacking cough, it's probably got the dreaded kennel cough. Luckily, a vaccine can protect your pup from this highly contagious canine cold.

It can break your heart -- that dismayed look your dog gives you when you abandon her at the kennel. How can you make sure your pet is treated with loving care in your absence?

Some people don't like the thought of leaving their furry family members at the cold, concrete kennel. So, how else can your pet be cared for while you vacate?

For many of us, pets have taken the place of children in our lives. And while we probably wouldn't leave our kids behind on a vacation, we don't want to leave our pets, either. But where can you take them where they'll be welcome with open paws?

If you've managed a cross-country trip with a cat perched on your shoulder or a dog getting sick in your backseat, you may be ready to learn about flying the friendly skies with your pet.

Lap dogs tend to do what they do best in the car -- get into your lap. Next thing you know you're swerving all over the road. How can you make these car trips safer?

Most of us don't think twice about buckling our own seatbelts, yet our pets are often left unrestrained. From rambunctious dogs to sick or panicky cats, what are the best ways to protect your pets on the road?

You're ready to hit the road, but you can't bear the idea of leaving behind your furry friends. You're in luck: Plenty of cities have begun catering to four-legged customers. What are five of the best?

For some people, traveling without their pets simply isn't an option. Airlines will happily accommodate these four-legged friends, but you must plan carefully to avoid headaches at the airport.

Your pets are fidgety, and you're worried about taking them on that long road trip. How long can you keep them in the car before they get uncomfortable -- and can you ever leave them alone?

You and your pet love the open road, but what happens when Fido gets bored, uncomfortable or worse? Frequent stops and an identifying microchip for your pet should make long road trips comfortable for all.

You always see happy dogs on the road, heads hanging out of car windows, tails wagging and fur blowing freely in the breeze. It might look like fun, but it could also be dangerous.

If you think it's hard to keep children entertained on long road trips, imagine keeping your pets' boredom at bay. However, some inexpensive purchases and a little planning should make the trip enjoyable for all.

Your company's relocated you overseas, and now you've got to get the family dog and cat across the ocean along with the contents of your home. Since you can't exactly mail a kitty, how does it work?

With the prices of airline tickets changing as often as they do, you might be surprised to know that the cost for pet travel is fairly stable. But how do airlines set prices?

How lost dogs and cats find their way home is a mystery. The pets listed here each traveled great distances and reunited with their owners hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away.

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