Bringing your pet on your first post-pandemic vacation? Here's what you need to know.

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Taking a road trip with your fur children?  Make sure you bring documentation of their vaccination history and other health information. You can ask your veterinarian to email you PDFs that you can store on your phone.

More than 23 million American households – almost 1 in 5 nationwide – adopted a pet during the pandemic. And now, many of those Americans will try to take their first vacation with a cat, dog, or bird.

Are you ready?

Traveling with pets is one of the most controversial topics I’ve ever covered. From fake emotional support animals to annoying owners, the fur always flies when I write about animals and travel. 

But it’s a fair question: What happens when you try to take all those pandemic pets on vacation with you? Should you even bother? And if you do, what should you know?

“Travel with pets has become more difficult after the pandemic,” says Josh Snead, CEO of Rainwalk Pet Insurance. 

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