Whether you're taking a short day-trip or a month-long trek around the country, pets can make excellent traveling companions. Here are some tips that will make the drive much more pleasant for both of you:
Get a health certificate and proper ID.
If your pet isn't used to the car, start taking some short trips and gradually build up to longer and longer trips. Not all pets like to travel, especially cats.
Be sure your pets are welcome in the hotel or motel where you're staying.
If traveling by air, be aware of airline procedures. Different airlines have different procedures for transporting pets.
For more information, please read the story Traveling with Your Cat.