Cross-Country Trips Require Extra Attentiveness To Pet Safety

Posted on January 27, 2014

If you’re taking your pet on a short trip to the veterinarian or just along with you while you run some type of an errand, it’s important to exercise the proper precautions.  However, this is even more vital when the trip is lengthy.  If you’re traveling across the country with a pet in your vehicle, then you’re going to need to enact certain procedures that can protect your pets and yourself.  To that end, you might consider the tips on hand from a new report.

Pet restraints are absolutely critical on any trip, but their importance is increased dramatically on lengthier journeys.  When your animal is kept in the proper restraint, not only is it protected in the event of an accident, but you will be too.  In collisions, a pet boosted forward by the collision could strike and injure you or themselves.

Since this trip is going to be a bit longer than the standard ride to the vet, you’re going to need some food and water along for the journey.  And although you might be able to go hours upon hours without a bathroom break, the same doesn’t go for your pet.  Make sure to take advantage of rest stops to get them a chance to stretch their legs and go to the bathroom.

Finally, think twice before letting your pet hang his or her head out the window, especially at highway speeds.  Debris or heavy wind can be hazardous to their health.

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