Preparing for Travel With and Without Your Pets

Preparing for Travel With and Without Your Pets

Whether you are boarding your pet at Pet Medical Center of Edmond while you’re on vacation or your pet is traveling with you, you should take special care to prepare! When you plan ahead, your whole family can have the most comfortable vacation possible.

Visit your veterinarian for vaccines, preventives and other medications.

  • For the boarding pet: Make sure their vaccines are up to date. Your pet must meet our health requirements before staying with us. Learn more about preboarding medical requirements, including vaccines, exams and flea prevention, on our website.
  • For the traveling pet: If your pet is traveling with you, you should still update all their vaccines. Plus, your veterinarian can recommend additional vaccines depending on where you’re traveling. Current flea, tick and heartworm preventives are also crucial in order to prevent illness while visiting somewhere new. If you will be driving, and your pet regularly gets sick in the car, you may also want to ask your veterinarian about Cerenia, medication that prevents motion sickness and vomiting.

Microchip your pet! Just in case your pet gets lost while you’re in an unfamiliar place, double check that your pet’s microchip registration is updated with your current address and contact information.

Do your research. Print a copy of your pet’s health history to take with you on your trip, and write down addresses and phone numbers for reputable veterinarians at your final destination just in case.

Need more help preparing for your pet’s boarding stay or for your pet-friendly summer adventure? Contact Pet Medical Center of Edmond online, or call 405-757-2132.