Travelling with a pet doesn’t have to be complicated if you plan well. If, like most of our customers, you are also travelling by car, here are a few simple recommendations to ensure you have a happy journey.
Tips for travelling by car with a pet this summer
If you want to enjoy yourself from the first minute, follow these tips. Travelling by car with your pet will be much easier and you will start your long-awaited summer holidays in the best way possible:
– Before setting off on your journey you will have to decide how you want your pet to travel, as for safety reasons it cannot travel loose in the car. You can choose whether you want to harness your pet (the two-hook harness is safer) or put it in a carrier. If you have enough space, you can also place a separator grid between the boot and the rear seats of your vehicle.
– During the journey, it is important that your pet can be hydrated frequently, especially in summer when temperatures are higher.
– It is advisable to stop every two hours so that your four-legged friend can have a break from the car and take a walk. It is also good for the rest of your travel companions, to clear your minds and get some fresh air.
– Plan your trip well and look for the best service areas to ensure quality stops. Prioritise those with pet-friendly areas, restaurants, open spaces or playgrounds if you are travelling with children.
– Inside the car you can put the air conditioning on, but always keep your pet away from the exits so that it doesn’t catch a cold.
– To avoid motion sickness and unpleasant situations, it is advisable for your pet to eat two hours before the trip so that it is fasting during the journey.
– If your dog is travelling by car for the first time or is not very used to the car, you should help it to adapt a few days beforehand by travelling a few shorter distances.
– Don’t forget your pet’s documentation because you will need to have it when you travel. Here are the requirements you need to take into account to bring your pet to Andorra.
What does your pet need to come to Andorra?
Pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) from the European Union must be identified with a microchip, be vaccinated against rabies and have a pet passport. If they are from outside the European Union, they must also have a certificate of good health and pass customs control on arrival in Andorra. You can obtain all the information directly from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Andorran Government.
At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we are pet friendly!
We love to see you arrive one more summer accompanied by your four-legged friend. For us it is very important that all members of the family can enjoy their holidays. For this reason, pets are welcome at Els Llacs. Our holiday flats are spacious and comfortable so that everyone has their own space.
We are in Bordes de Envalira, very close to Grandvalira, where you can make the most of the activities on offer this summer. The location is ideal for enjoying walks in the mountains and going out to play with your dog in the open air, surrounded by nature.
So if you are thinking of travelling with your pet this summer, this is the best alternative. You just have to let us know when you make your booking and follow these rules of coexistence during your holidays at Els Llacs flats.
And you, do you have any other advice for our customers who travel by car with a pet in summer? Leave us a comment so that they can apply it on their next holiday and contact us if you need more information about our accommodations.