Pet Safety

May 7, 2013

A pet is a member of the family, and as a member of the family you might just want to bring them along on family trips and vacations. While many dog and cat owners regularly have their pets accompany them on short jaunts and long excursions, traveling with your pet is an aspect of pet ownership that involves a whole new set of rules to ensure that your pet will remain comfortable and safe. These are a few rules of pet safety when it comes to having your dog and cat as a travel companion.

  • When it comes to travel, whether or not your pet is involved, it is crucial to make sure that you bring absolutely everything that you need. This includes everything that your pet needs, including toys, treats, food, medication, crates, and license when applicable. Also bring plenty of water that you know is good and safe; your pet’s system may not be accustomed to the tap water where you will be traveling.
  • If your pet is traveling in a crate, make sure that the crate is sufficiently well-ventilated. This is particularly important for long trips.
  • Get your pet checked at the vet shortly before leaving to insure that they will be okay with traveling and there are no issues that need to be addressed.
  • Check that your accommodations will allow your pet before booking.
  • Make stops to feed your pet; do not feed them in a moving car.
  • Whether you are bringing you pet an epic cross-country trip or just a drive to the store, never under any circumstances leave your pet in a parked vehicle.

These are just a few of the most important pet safety tips when traveling.

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