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April 21, 2009

Lola Driving the Car

Before you and your pet go on vacation this spring or summer, make sure your pet is ready for the road trip. Take your dog on short rides in the car to see how they handle it. Do they get nervous? Do they get car sick? Do they get excited and move all around inside the car causing dangerous distractions? Of all the pet travel tips, this is the most important thing to know.

Pre- Pet Travel Tips:

1) If your dog is nervous in the car, take them on several short trips and take them somewhere fun so that they learn to associate the car with fun stuff. Also speak to your vet about using tranquilizers.

2) If your dog gets car sick, don’t feed them large amounts and give them lots of water. Also talk to your vet about medicine which will help settle your dog’s stomach.

3) If your dog is a distraction in the car, consider purchasing a dog seat belt or a pet auto barrier. If using a dog seat belt, let your dog get used to wearing it before taking a long trip.

4) Visit the vet to make sure your pet is healthy enough for the trip and that all their tags and other forms of ID are up to date.

For more pet travel tips, click “pet travel tips” to visit travel articles by Pet Auto Safety.com. Also, check out Part II our blog which will post in a few days.

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