Going on holiday with your pet? Here’s what not to forget
19 Jun 2021
Are you planning to spend your holidays together with your pet? In some of its hotels and resorts, Gruppo UNA offers you the opportunity to bring your dogs and cats along, provided that you follow certain rules during your stay: https://www.gruppouna.it/en/pet-policy.
But before you leave, here are five things you should know when travelling with your pet.
1 – Don’t forget the animal health documents
It’s essential to bring all your pet’s documents, even if you aren’t travelling by plane. When checking into one of the Gruppo UNA hotels, you need to show your pet’s animal health card stating all its vaccinations. If you don’t have a health card, you can provide a declaration confirming that your pet has had the necessary vaccinations and is healthy.
2 - Pack your own case but remember a case for your pet, too
Apart from all the obvious needs, such as food, treats, collapsible bowls, carriers, leads, collars and poop bags, if you decide to travel with your pet, make sure you bring along some objects to remind your pet of their home comforts. Perhaps a favourite cushion or some toys to play with during the journey.
3 - Enjoy your holiday, but don’t forget to include some dog-friendly activities
Once you’ve decided on your holiday destination, take the time to research dog-friendly places, activities and stopovers. Or choose a hotel that can offer all these facilities. Like UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia, where it’s even simpler to stay with your pet! This hotel offers our animal friends special areas with a little palm tree and private fence situated next to the dog exercise area. And there are also areas set aside for pets inside the hotel. So you won’t need to leave your dog or cat alone in your room because there will always be a suitable place where your pet can play and relax. To find out more click here.
4 – Don’t forget a special carrier for your trip
It’s important to keep your pet safe using a harness or carrier, especially if you’re travelling by car. It’s the best way to keep your dog or cat safe and prevent them from distracting you while you’re driving.
5 – Keep your pet’s details up to date
Losing their pet is everyone’s nightmare. It becomes even more stressful if you’re on holiday in an unfamiliar place. Before you leave, make sure the label on your pet’s collar shows your latest mobile phone number. If your pet hasn’t been microchipped, it would be best to have that done before you leave.