Although it seems like a challenging thing to consider, making a trip without having to fly many people has set an example proving, flying is not the only option to consider while traveling.
Many people have aerophobia and cannot consider the option even when traveling with a pet alone. A couple in 2010 embarked on the Europe adventure trip, and it did not involve any plane ride while on the trip. Their journey is an inspiration to those who may consider this as an impossible thing.
The pet owners who consider their pets as their family members, managing a trip through all the flying and traveling seems like a nightmare to them.
All the charm of traveling vanishes for those who do not like flying.
Flying with your pets and hiring transportation services is not an option. It becomes a bottleneck, fearsome-looking at the statistics which suggest that US airlines were responsible for flying about a million animals a year.
About a dozen died and many injured throughout the journey. You cannot take a risk with an unreliable means of transportation and especially when the standards are not the only option.
Even the animal rights organizations suggest that they are not against the travel of pets by planes, but the owners must also consider the other options and must go with flying at the last.
Although traveling by plane is the easiest option, traveling by train or car is a better option considering the comforts and ease to reach out better to the attendant.
The animals also do not respond very well while traveling by plane. Many are noted to face breathing problems and face extreme fear while being in the air. This might result in a reaction factor where the animal may respond in a very weird manner and can only be calmed down using a tranquilizer or anti-anxiety pills.
If you choose to fly as no other option seems convenient to you, you must consult a vet before making a journey and get the prescriptions for cases, your pet gets scared or faces any other issues.
Considering an alternative of flying with your Pet
There are a vast number of pets travel accounted for every year by train. Traveling by train is always a better option, as your pets are usually more comfortable on grounds and do enjoy traveling more conveniently, which makes it into a happy and successful journey even for you.
There are many transportation services which help you transport your pet to the destination, by train. They provide assistance on many different routes.
There are many trains which have different coaches which are pet- friendly and provide many facilities which help in covering all the necessities like food and water for your pet.
If your pet is accompanied by a railway authority, you can also visit your pet before the journey is embarked to satisfy your cautious self about the well-being of your four-legged friends.
Although transportation by sea is not the most convenient option, you can consider it for a small journey. There are few cruise services which provide a transportation service for the animals.
They provide the most luxurious service for your pet by giving the finest food and sources of entertainment. Considering the ship’s dork space, your pet can easily take a small stroll around and make himself at home throughout the journey.
The staff also entertains the pets most amazingly on the shore excursions. Depending on the shipment rules, you can also accompany your pet through the journey and give him the comforts of belly rubs and loving warmth of yourself.
This is the most convenient mode of transportation as per my observations. Once you come handy in handling the routes and your pets altogether through the journey, it is the most comfortable means of travel to manage.
You can also make use of an animal transportation service where you can choose a driver that will then move your pet from one place to another.
There are just a few things you must take care of, like: the feeding schedule of your pet, the stock of food you might need to feed him amidst the travel, a proper carriage, a correctly tightening seat belt, and many more such things.
You must know when you are traveling on a highway, especially when you have a company of an animal alongside; you must take care of the safety precautions more carefully.
To embark on a perfect journey, you can always test the drive by taking your furry pet on a small drive to see how he reacts and what other things you must manage before making a final trip.