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Posted on 12-14-2017
At Animal Emergency Centre, our emergency vet in Studio City CA is here to provide treatment to pets in need. Our compassionate veterinarian is able to treat accident injuries, illness, and a number of ailments in between. Unfortunately, many injuries our vets see in our office are related to travel, especially during the holiday season here in L.A.
If you'll be traveling with your dogs or cats this holiday season, there are some things you should know to protect your pet and reduce your risk of ending up in our ER. For starters, make sure that pets are contained inside a hard-sided crate or carrier while traveling in the car at all times. Allowing a pet to roam the vehicle freely can not only be a distraction to you as a driver, but can increase your pet's risk of serious or even fatal injury in the event of an accident. A hard-sided carrier will contain your pet and provide the protection he or she needs during travel.
Before traveling with your pet, it's also a good idea to make sure he or she is up-to-date on all vaccinations, and that your pet's microchip information is updated as well. This way, in the event that your pet comes into contact with another pet, the risk of contracting an illness or virus from a non-vaccinated pet is reduced. And when microchip information is updated, your chances of being reunited with your pet if he or she goes missing during your travels is greatly improved.
For pets with travel anxiety, it may be worth obtaining an anti-anxiety medication from your vet or considering leaving your pet at home or at a reputable boarding facility.
If you have any questions about veterinary emergencies, our Los Angeles animal hospital would be happy to help. You can reach us by calling (818) 760-3882.
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