With the holiday season upon us, this is the time of year people start loading up their families and pets and taking road trips. But not us. My George is not a good traveler. It makes him ill, so he doesn’t go in the car often except for a few trips to the vet or the dog park.
If you have a carsick puppy like I do, you might want to talk to your vet before you take your trip. They can sometimes give you tips to make things easier. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty sent us some tips for making travel with your pets easier including one that probably would have helped us when we took George on his first road trip:
- Feed your pet a light meal three to four hours prior to departure and never feed your pet in a moving car.
Oh well. Here are some additional tips for those of you heading out this holidays. Have fun with your familys and have fun with your pets!
- Keep you pets in a crate or carrier.
- Take short drives first to get pets used to the car.
- Never leave your animal alone in a parked car.
- Make sure your pet has identification, possibly a temporary tag with your cell phone number.
- Don’t allow your pet to ride with his head out the window.
- Be sure to take a travel kit and bottled water for your pet.
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Staff Writer Dawn Marks