Teach your cat how to use litter boxes, as they are cleaner and prevent disease transmission.
It is important that your pet wear a collar with a plate showing his or her name and your telephone number. If your pet gets lost, he or she may be called by that name and you can be contacted and get your pet back.
If you pet is not used to travelling by car, try to make him or her become familiar with it a few weeks before a trip, by associating the trip with a pleasant experience.
Make your pet get used to eating at regular times. Take the food bowl away after 15 minutes. This is the way to teach him or her that there is a time for eating.
When in the car, ensure your pet travels in safe conditions to avoid accidents.
When you go out for a walk with your dog, make him or her wear a muzzle to prevent him or her from biting other animals or persons.
Ask your vet for a sedative to keep your pet calm during the trip, especially if you notice he or she gets nervous during shorter drives and if you will be travelling long distances.
If you are going to have a baby, train your dog to become used to the presence of a kid at home.