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October 13th, 2021 by

Things to keep in mind when traveling with a pet

We couldn’t imagine going on a trip without our dogs, could we? Many dogs enjoy traveling, but it can be stressful for both you and your pet if you aren’t prepared. Traveling by car with a dog, especially long distances, necessitates some planning. So, how to go on a drive with your pet? Read this blog by CrossPointe Motor Cars to learn about things to keep in mind when traveling with a pet.

According to a 2018 survey, nearly 95% of pet owners made at least one overnight trip with their pets. You can ensure that your journey is safe and comfortable for both you and your dog by planning. If you’re going to travel with dogs, whether for pleasure or need, you’ll need to take some precautions to ensure that your dog’s requirements are met along the journey. You can’t just go on the assumption that you’ll be able to get whatever you need for your pet while on the road.

3 things to keep in mind when on the road with a pet

2021 Toyota 4Runner with two dogs in the cargo room
  1. During the ride, keep your pet restrained. It is dangerous for both you and your dog if they jump around in the car while you’re driving. You must concentrate on driving, and if your dog becomes excited or terrified, it may distract the driver. Airbags are great for the driver, but in case of an accident with your pet in the front seat, they can kill them. Hence, pets should ideally ride in the rear seat. The safest way for pets to travel is in a carrier that has been strapped to the seat with a seatbelt. Also, make sure your dog can stand up, turn around, and lie down comfortably in the carrier.
  2. Feed a light meal to your pet three to four hours before you start the journey. Always make a pit stop to feed your dog while driving. Feeding them in a moving car is not recommended. This may help prevent pet vehicle sickness.
  3. Pack a travel kit for your pet. Include your pet’s medical records, as well as confirmation of current vaccines. Bring regular food, water, meds, and bowls for your pets. You should also include any cleaning equipment you’ll need, such as waste bags and a scoop. Pack a few toys, perhaps some new ones for novelty and a few old favorites, to keep your pet happy and amused during the trip. Lastly, remember to bring a pet first-aid kit.

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[Also read: What should you have in your vehicle emergency road kit?]

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