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It is important to plan in advance if you are traveling with your Chihuahua by car or by airplane. All vaccinations should be current and it is wise to have a veterinarian physically examine your dog before a trip. Many states and airlines require proof of vaccinations particularly rabies. So it is wise to carry this information with you as well as your own vet's phone number. Some dogs are on medications or may have existing conditions wherein one may need to contact their dog's vet. Familiarize yourself with travel requirements and hotel/motel policies in advance. Prior dog reservations are usually required. Some hotel s do not allow animals. Travel can be stressful to your Chihuahua as well as to you.
Travel By Vehicle
For safety reasons confine your Chihuahua to a crate, which can securely be seat, belted into your vehicle. Be aware of the weather conditions for proper temperature and ventilation. In extreme heat or cold the dog must be properly monitored to avoid heat stroke, hypothermia, or dehydration. It is beneficial to carry regular water for your dog as different water may affect the dog's stomach. Accustom your dog to traveling by taking the Chihuahua on short trips confined to the pet carrier that you will use. Take along a leash or harness but never leave your dog leashed within a carrier nor unconfined in the car. It is wise to take along an exercise pen.
Travel by Airline
Rules and fees may vary by airline and must be checked in advance. A reservation for the dog should be made at the time you book your flight. You are to check the dog in earlier at a predetermined time. Normally a certain size of carrier meeting air specifications is required as well as a signed veterinarian health certificate acquired within a 10-day departure period. A direct flight is the best option.
Plan ahead, be organized, prepare your Chihuahua for your excursion and there will be more enjoyment