Travel with pets for a fun-filled fulfilling experience, having your best buddy around. Many adventurous people are ever ready to travel and the pandemic has further enhanced the love for travel in those who were not an enthusiast. In America alone traveling with pets especially dogs are common.
80% of dog owners travel with their pets A clean car is a happy car ((Pet Pro Supply)
Following are the things you need to travel with pet safely:
Pet Carrier- The Savior
In the same way, the airbags protect in case of accident, pet carrier safeguard your pet. You might be a great driver, but not everyone on the road is. At times one needs to practice defensive driving too, which is like all the responsibility on your shoulder. The dog and cat crates are designed with seat belt guide but if you have a small animal like hamster the crate should be tied with ropes and special care is needed. Always have your animals at the back seat, inside the crate as being animals they can get excited and can cause distraction. It can be crawling under the feet or moving inside the car, both equally dangerous.
Tag Information on Collar of Pets
There are chances of losing your pet on road trips, manage it wisely by tagging your pet. A collar of a pet can have contact details and complete information. So even when they get lost you just need an honest man to find and bring him back. But do make sure that you take care of your pet, as street animals or bigger animals can be a great threat. Sadly, there have been incidents reported where small negligence on part of the owner causes the death of a pet. If you are traveling with multiple pets it is recommendable that for the first time you have another caretaker with you.
Take Care of Basic Needs
Our pets are more sensitive than us, so when you travel with pets take care of their basic needs. Take food along with you, something they have been eating for long. A disposable pot for water is all you need for giving water. You should bring water from home, as a digestive issue of pets can make your car stinky nightmare.
Toys to Keep Them Busy
Your pet might not enjoy scenery like you, so bring pet toys along. It can be a thing as simple as a chew toy, a doll, or anything that you can place easily inside the pet carrier. Make sure that they are acquaintance with the toy, or they will start making sound distracting you from driving. The number of toys does not matter until your pet is inconsistent and gets bored fast.
Emergency Kit For Pets
The emergency kit should be loaded to handle mishaps. A roll of gauze and a bandage is necessary for minute injuries and first aid of major one. Do check for the one that stays on the animal. Bring hydrogen peroxide for cleaning wounds and antibiotic ointment. Proof of rabies shot might seem too much but as we already told you about greater exposure to several animals, keep it.
Happy Traveling with your pets.