Going on vacation? Read up on these travel safety tips to make sure your trip goes smoothly for you and your pets.
A crate is an excellent way to keep your dog safe in the car, and is required for airline travel. It can also keep your pet from getting into trouble in a hotel or at your host's home. Crates are available from most pet supply stores. Look for these features when purchasing:
When driving, keep your pet inside with you. Though widely legal, transporting pets atop a car or in a truck bed -- even leashed or in a carrier -- exposes them to foul weather, ejection, choking and flying debris.
Inside the car, free-roaming animals can interfere with your driving, become carsick or have accidents. So tether your pet in a , not by the collar (a choking hazard in the case of a sudden stop), in the backseat only for safety from collisions and airbags.
When you stop somewhere, don’t leave your pet unattended for extended periods -- they are susceptible to winter temperatures (just like summer heat), panic and even theft. On road trips (and flights) a pet first-aid kit (with wipes, tongue depressors, pen-light, etc.) is also a handy tool, like the .
Top 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet
Safe travels to you and your pet!!
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