NYC Sightseeing: Tips for Traveling with Your Pet
Decided to go on an NYC sightseeing trip? If you are going for more than a few days, your four-legged furry members of your family may need to tag along for the trip. After all, will your pet enjoy staying home while you disappear for a week (or longer)? The biggest concern with including a pet in an NY tours trip is the safety of the pet. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your pet safe during the trip.
Implant a Microchip
The last thing a pet owner wants is to lose their pet during their NYC sightseeing trip. A microchip greatly increases your chances of a lost pet returning to you. A microchip is barely the size of a single grain of rice, and a vet embeds it just under your pet’s skin. Veterinary clinics and animal shelters can scan the chip to learn who your pet is and who your pet belongs to.
In general, animals are not that different from you when it comes to the possibility of becoming ill during any type of trip. Before heading out on your sightseeing NY tour, chances are good you went to the doctor and got a check-up. You should also take your pet to a vet to get a check-up as well. Make sure your pet is current on vaccines. This will prevent your pet from getting sick during the sightseeing trip.
Take necessary steps to prevent parasites from becoming a problem during your trip to New York. Ideally, you should use a broad-spectrum product that controls ticks, fleas, and other types of parasites. Ask a veterinarian for tips on which types of products you should use on your pet before traveling to keep your pet safe.
Avoid Toxic Plants
Plants such as mushrooms, milkweed, and azaleas can make your pet sick if consumed. Plants like lilies can even kill cats. So, it is important to acknowledge plants in the areas your pet will spend time in and make sure there is nothing toxic or harmful. For example, only take your dog to dog-friendly parks during your sightseeing trip.
Prepare for Emergencies
No one wants something bad to happen to their pet during a sightseeing trip of NYC, but it happens. Take the time to learn where veterinary clinics and emergency pet hospitals are in the area. This way, you know where to take your pet if you need to. Sightseeing NYC is a lot of fun for you, your family, and even your pet. Just take these necessary steps to keep your furry friends safe during the trip.