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How to Travel with Pets in the Car

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and travel to your favorite spot. You don’t want to leave your beloved pets behind - so why not bring them along! Most parks and recreation spots do allow pets, so you can bring your furry friends along with you. However, doing your research and prepping as much as possible for the trip can make your journey smoother and more enjoyable for both you and your pets. 

It is important to make sure that your pets will be comfortable on the ride. If you’re traveling in the car, be sure to bring a pet bed or blankets along with you. When your pet is able to relax on the road, they will be much more calm and less nervous on the road. 

Make sure to stop at plenty of rest stops along the way. Getting out of the vehicle to stretch your pet’s legs and allow them to relieve themselves will be the best way to keep them comfortable and calm throughout the drive. It will also be good for the drivers, too! 

Ensure that you bring plenty of food and water for your pets. Treats are also a good option since they are more portable and easy to feed. When you stop at a rest stop, make sure to bring out your pet bowls and some fresh water or food for your pet. 

Never leave your pet in the vehicle unattended in the heat. Vehicles can become sweltering hot during the summer when they aren’t running and you never want to put your pet in danger of overheating or heat stroke. 

Don’t forget your pet’s leash! Many areas will require that pets are kept on leashes for the safety of others. Be sure to bring any other essential items as well, such as collars that have your phone information in the case of an emergency. 

Remember these tips the next time you plan to bring your pet along on your vacation to ensure a happy and healthy journey. 

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