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|Posted on 11 February, 2017 at 16:20||comments (565)|
Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe While Traveling
Whether going out of town by plane, bus, car, train, etc., pet parents want to keep their faithful companions safe and happy. These tips will not only ensure the safety of your beloved pets, but will also give you peace of mind.
1. Carriers – Always make sure your pet has the right size carrier, along with blankets and toys to keep them occupied.
2. Always make sure your pets are securely fastened in the car. Not doing so is not only dangerous for them; it is also dangerous for you and other humans traveling with you. There are seat belts and harnesses now on the market for this purpose.
3. Never tether an animal, as this can cause accidental hanging. Also, do not leave them unattended, as there are many shady people out there who may abduct your beloved pet.
4. Make sure it’s not too hot or too cold for your pet by having the heat or AC on the right temperature, and if you dress your pet, do not under or over dress. Along these lines, don’t leave your pet in a cold or hot car, as this will surely cause death.
5. If traveling by plane and your pet has to be in a carrier that is to be transported elsewhere in the plane, make sure the airline staff knows all safety protocol for transporting animals. However, if at all possible, let your pet travel with you under your seat in a carrier.
6. Bring all food, blankets, toys, and anything else your pet needs, as it will make your pet feel more secure and it will be less distracting, as your pet is less likely to bark, meow, whimper, etc. Make sure they have enough water to keep them hydrated.
7. When stopping for food, choose drive thru options so you don’t have to leave your pet in the car, as well as choosing hotels that are pet friendly.
8. When going on long car rides with your pet, make frequent stops for potty breaks so he/she doesn’t have an accident and to ensure your pet is comfortable. Make sure they are on leashes so they don’t get loose and possibly get run over by a car. Have plastic bags on hand to pick up after your pets.
These are just some of the things you can do to make traveling safer and more pleasurable for you and your pets. You can have fun while safely traveling with your 4-‐legged friends.
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