Everyone loves to travel and explore new places. However, when you have a pet, choosing to leave your fur baby behind to travel can be a gut-wrenching decision to make, especially when your pets are your family.
Fortunately for pet owners, traveling with your four-legged friends is not nearly as difficult as you may think, especially when you choose to travel by car. It simply requires a little extra planning to ensure you and your pet have a stress-free and relaxing travel experience.
Here are our tips for traveling with your pet in a car.
- Keep Your Pet Restrained
Being buckled in and secure in your seat while driving is as important for you as it is for your pet. Aside from providing needed safety in the event of a car accident, properly restraining your pet in your car ensures that they won’t become overly distracting to you while driving.
When securing your pet in your car, the back seat is the best and safest option. It’s also imperative that your pet doesn’t have the ability to jump around to the front seat and distract you in the event that they get excited or nervous while you are driving.
If you choose to put your pet in a crate while traveling, make sure the crate is big enough for your pet to comfortably stand, move around and lie down in. Also, make sure that the crate is well-ventilated and that your pet has direct access to an air-conditioning vent and water so that they don’t overheat or become dehydrated overtime.
When it’s time to feed your pet, make sure you do so at a rest stop so that they don’t get carsick and are not at risk for choking on what they’re eating.
It is not uncommon for a pet to feel anxious or stressed while traveling in a vehicle, especially if they are not used to traveling in a car. If you know your pet is prone to feeling overly anxious, we recommend giving them all natural, CBD pet treats to help them remain calm no matter how long the road trip is.
Travel can be stressful. This is especially true when traveling with your furry friends. However, by following a few key tips and prioritizing your pet’s safety and comfort, you and your four-legged friend will be able to travel with ease.