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Consider all Possibilities When Thinking of Taking Your Pet on Vacation

Sunday, July 4, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy


It’s always a tough decision when it comes to taking your pet with you on vacation. The Spruce has given you some things to consider before making this decision.

When it’s time to take a family vacation, you need to decide what to do with your pets. There are several choices. You can board them, have someone come to your house to take care of their needs (not as simple as watering plants when you are away), or take them with you. All of these choices have pros and cons, so before you make your decision, weigh out carefully what is best for your family and your family pet. Even though they’re part of your family, only you know whether or not they’ll enjoy traveling.

Something else you need to consider is how your pet might affect other people who are vacationing in the same place. If you have a dog that consistently growls at strangers or isn’t used to being in strange places, he’s probably not a good candidate for the family vacation. Or if your cat often misses the litter pan or scratches everything in sight, other people will have to deal with the fallout.

Your pets are part of your family, so you hate leaving them out of the fun. There are certainly advantages to taking your family dog or your lovable cat on vacation, but there are also plenty of negatives.

Remember, your pets count!

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