Traveling for the holidays? If you’re taking your dog, it’s important that you follow some basic safety rules to keep your pet safe on the road.
First and foremost, restrain your dog whenever the vehicle is in motion. You wouldn’t let your kids ride without being buckled in, so why would you put your dog at the same risk? Crates are a great way to keep your dog contained and out of your way while you’re trying to concentrate on the road, but for long trips, that may seem a little cruel. Another option is to tether your dog with a seatbelt. It keeps the dog out of your personal space and prevents ejections in case of a wreck. Continue reading Vehicle Safety→
If you have pets, traveling can be a stressful ordeal for both of you. Making sure your beloved animal is well taken care of is likely a priority, but it’s a big one on top of what is sure to be a long list of things to pack, schedule, and plan. Not only is it overwhelming for you, but when you have to take your pet to a kennel or boarding service, they can suffer from lack of adequate rest and a poor diet due to stress.
The good news is, you have options. If your travel plans will allow you to bring your pet along, good planning and some preparation is necessary. If you prefer to leave your loved one in the capable hands of someone else, there are ways to go about it that won’t leave you worrying during the entirety of your trip. Here are some of the best tips. Continue reading Guest Post: Traveling With Pets→
Planning a trip with your dog this summer? It’s time for my annual nag about dog seat belts. Studies say only 16% of people use pet harnesses even though 83% of people say it’s dangerous to have an unrestrained dog in the car. Continue reading Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car→