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Here’s Why You Should Reconsider Getting A Pet If You Travel Often

Adopting a pet is a big decision and a long-term commitment and it might not be the right time for you to get one. Pets require a lot of your time, attention, care and a routined lifestyle to stay healthy. If you’re someone that loves travelling often, especially internationally, you may want to reconsider adopting a pet. Here’s why:

1. It can be challenging to look after a pet while travelling

Cats and dogs are territorial animals that prefer the safety of familiar places.. They also need to be fed and exercised regularly. If your travel schedule is irregular, it may be difficult to maintain your pet’s routine and give them enough care and attention.

2. Travelling can be uncomfortable and stressful for pets

Your pet’s comfort and safety should always be a priority. It’s important to understand that some pets may not react well to any kind of travel. While short car rides may not cause them a lot of discomfort, long road trips or air travel can be particularly stressful, unpleasant, and even scary for them. 

3. Unfamiliar dangers and increased risk of getting lost

If your pet is old or experiencing health issues, it might be best not to travel with them. There are also chances of your pet escaping from the vehicle or crates, or getting lost while being transported, or other unexpected situations. Please consider all the risks before you decide if your pet will make for a suitable travel companion.

It’s important to understand that pets form attachments with their pet parents and rely on them for safety and comfort. Leaving them alone unattended or in unfamiliar places for extended periods of time will cause them a great deal of stress and anxiety. 

4. Limited accommodation and added expenses

Travelling with pets can be more expensive and tedious than you might imagine. The fees for air travel or hotel accommodations for your pet can add to your expenses. Additionally, not all airlines and hotels are pet-friendly, which greatly restricts your options.

While you’ll still find many that accept pets, they usually charge additional fees for their services. You will also end up spending extra for other requirements like first-aid kits, crates, bedding, food, and other miscellaneous supplies.

You can make an informed decision about adopting a pet or decide against it by considering all the possible challenges you and your furry friend may face. Moreover, you can always find ways to spend time with animals while travelling by visiting or volunteering at animal shelters, fostering animals, and more.

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