Traveling With Your Furry Friend Has Never Been Simpler

Caeva O'Callaghan | May 4th, 2015

Just like you, your pet needs to be buckled up when it is traveling. When you restrain your pet properly, you can prevent the hurt which is caused by a crash. Moreover you can stop your pet from flying forward once you buckle it up. Restraining the pet is important both for its safety and yours. No longer will your pet be a distraction when you are concentrating on driving. Today, harnesses come in various sizes which are easy to fasten and will fit your pet perfectly. For a comfortable fit make sure that the harness fits right.

Acclimatizing with travel

If you are unlucky, your pet might dislike traveling by cars. In that case, try to acclimatize it with travel till it is comfortable. Once it is familiar with the travel, chances of it running into stress will be lowered. Before embarking on a long trip, make sure that you visit the vet and administer all the necessary vaccinations to your pet, alongside look for a car insurance that provides a comprehensive cover for 24 hours break-down assistance. If you have plans of traveling across borders, obtain the most recent health certificate. Do get in touch with the government of the province you plan to visit, as requirements may vary from one province to another.

Carry all the essentials

During travel make sure that you are equipped with all the essentials. Carry ample supply of your pet food so that you do not have to stop frequently before your final destination to pick up pet-food. Most importantly, it is not a good idea to introduce your pet to a new brand when you are on the go. Other essentials you you must carry along include water, the toys which your pet is fond of and remains engaged with, bowls which he is familiar with, bedding and a litter box.

When you hit the road

Your pet may love to stick his head out of the window, but do not allow him to do so. It is not safe as your pet may be easily injured with the flying debris. Keep a close watch on your pet’s food intake and feed him to the minimum. Make sure that he is well hydrated during the trip. Groom your pet well ahead of time which will ensure a pleasant experience for everyone in the car. Furthermore, never leave your pet unattended in the vehicle. To sum up, the last piece of advice which we would like to throw in is book pet-friendly accommodations well in advance which offers your furry friend a comfortable stay.

All Information in this post is accurate as of the date of publishing.