Taking your favorite companion on a road trip is an experience the whole family will remember. Traveling with pets is different than traveling with people and there are a few things you can do to ensure everyone has a happy memory. Here are a few tips for traveling with pets.
- Supplies – Some pets aren’t that great in cars which makes having cleaning supplies and a few towels a necessity. Bring some food and water, as well as a container or two, and treats so your pet doesn’t get anxious about their next meal. Bringing along their favorite toy doesn’t hurt either!
- Driving – Like humans, pets need to be both secure and comfortable. Make sure you drive a large enough vehicle to do both. Many automakers offer pet harnesses and other pet-oriented products in aftermarket packages. Be sure to stop every few hours so your pet can eat, drink, and take a break.
- Arrival – Once you’ve arrived at your destination, take the time to let your pet get acquainted with their surroundings. A new place can make pets both excited and anxious. While older pets aren’t likely to grow hyper as they get out of the car, younger dogs and cats could take off. Keep a firm grip on them!