Summer Travel Tips with Your Dog - It Is More Than Grabbing the Dog Bed and Taking Off
Planning on taking a road trip with your dog? If you are like a growing number of pet owners, you will be bringing Fido along on your summer vacation.
"This year, we're expecting about 15 million people will take their pet with them on a trip," said Bob Vetere from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. That is a 20% increase from last year!
So throw the dog and their dog bed into the car and turn up the music. . .
Remember to pack these important items as well:
- Bring lots of water for hydration.
- Stop every hour or so to let your dog stretch their legs -- and take a bathroom break. Don't forget the poop bags for pickup.
- Provide your dog with a seatbelt or a well-ventilated crate or carrier.
- Make sure your dog has ID
- Never, ever leave your animal alone in a parked car -- even for a few minutes. Within moments a parked car can become stifling hot -- dangerously hot!
- If you are traveling between states or provinces, you may need to show proof of rabies vaccinations, so bring along their records.
- Pet experts say, if you are taking your pet to a hotel, it is best not to rely on web sites or travel guides. Always call the hotel ahead and make sure they will accommodate you and your pet.
'It's just a natural thing now to take your pet along" Vetere said.
Debbie Holte is a frequent contributor of articles on our dog's health and happiness for www.buddybeds.com whose company's mission is to improve the quality of life for our beloved animals.
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