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Travel Tips: Safety Precautions when bringing your pets

TravelwithPetsIf you are planning to travel and if you are planning to bring your pet along, you have to remember some safety measures to make sure your canine, feline, or other animal companion will be ready for the long trip:

Health

Be sure to bring your pet to the vet about to weeks prior to your trip. The veterinarian can do a complete work up for your pet and administer necessary vaccinations before starting your journey. Some pet doctors will apply tick preventatives to ensure good health.

Diet

You also need to pay attention what you feed your pet before and during the trip. The composition of food and water additives may vary depending on your location. It will be best to pack some water and food for your pet. You need to feed your pet around three hours before you head out then give it some snacks during your stops.

Equipment

You need to invest in a very good animal crate to make sure your pet is comfortable and safe during the trip. The right case can prevent injuries to your pet in case you are involve in a road mishap. Make sure you bring all your grooming needs, first aid kit, and bowls.

Traveling by Car

If you are traveling by car, make sure to fasten secure your pet’s crate since the side to side movements and bumpy roads can be a disaster for motion-sensitive animals. Do not let your pets sit in the front seat since this will make them more prone to injuries in case of an accident. Never leave your pet alone in an unattended car and make sure they have proper ventilation where you seat their crates.

Travel tips for your Morocco holiday

The people in Morocco are very hospitable to travelers and they will do everything so they can show you their country and culture. Here are some tips to make your Morocco travel smoother:

  • Go when it is spring in Morocco since the summer or the winter can very brutal. A visit during the Ramadan may also be very interesting but the cafes and restaurants are closed during the mornings.
  • Learn some Arabic words and you will see how far a few phrases can take you. One basic phrase is es salaam alaykum or peace be with you.
  • Rent a riad or a traditional house in Morocco.
  • Tipping is important in the Moroccan culture so it will be very convenient if you bring some change in your pocket. A tip of around 5% thru 10% when you dine in a restaurant is appropriate. You also need to tip taxi drivers, tour guides, or locals who help you find your way.
  • Make sure you hire a tourist guide accredited by their tourism department since faux guides are illegal.
  • Hire a grand taxi to help you go around but remember that these taxis wait until every seat is take before they set off. If you are a woman and traveling alone, you may want to occupy the front seat and pay for two spaces.
  • Be ready to bargain and you will see that you can get a better deal when you decline the first offer.
  • Some locals will invite you to have some mint tea and this is their way to show their hospitality. It is also impolite to refuse the offer.
  • If you are a female traveler exploring Morocco alone try to ignore any unwanted attention and avoid eye contact. If you feel threatened, try to push back and say you will call the police and this proves to be a very effective technique.