Traveling tips for you and your pet
Are you planning on traveling with your pet this summer? Road tripping with your furry friend is a wonderful experience, but there are some concerns to keep both of you safe and comfortable.
It's vital that your dog is properly controlled for your protection as much as theirs. Outdoor Dog World estimates that over 250,000 dogs are in car accidents each year. Chances of survival increase with proper restraint. Moreover, unrestrained dogs can become a distraction to the driver and potentially cause a wreck. You may think that tiny Chihuahua is safe on your lap, but he may wander down near the pedals or be crushed in a minor accident. Acclimate your dog to a crate or seatbelt harness with a few test drives. A "velcro dog" will want to be by your side, so training him to adjust will be vital. Be sure to carry water and food. Dehydrated foods are great for travel. They are con
venient, compact and light weight. Give dogs that suffer from motion sickness a supplement such as Ark Naturals Happy Traveler before hitting the road. And occupy your dog with chew toys or treats.
We have all seen the lounging cats in the back window of a car-how cool would that be if Kitty could lay still in the sun while you drive? Nope! More likely, Kitty will be panicked, pooping or scratching, causing a dangerous distraction. Keep your cat safe in a carrier while you are driving. Just like your dog, a few practice runs will help to soothe Kitty's nerves during her new experiences. Try some calming treats or pheromone spray in the carrier. Come by All About Pets where we can help you buy the right restraint or carrier, food, travel bowls and supplements for your furry friend. The road awaits……
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