Traveling with Your Dog – Summer Travel Tips

Traveling with Your Dog – Summer Travel Tips


It is More than Just Grabbing the Dog and Taking Offtraveling with your dog


Traveling with Your Dog –Summer Travel Tips for Your Dog
It is More than Just Grabbing the Dog and Taking Off

Planning on taking a road trip with your dog? If you are like a growing number of pet owners, you will be bringing fido along on your summer vacation.

“This year, we’re expecting about 15 million people will take their pet with them on a trip,” said Bob Vetere from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. That is a 20% increase from last year!

So throw the dog bed into the car and turn up the music. . .

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Remember to pack these important items as well:


lots of water for hydration.

Stop every hour or so to let your dog stretch their legs — and take a bathroom break. Don’t forget the poop bags for pickup.

Provide your dog with a seat belt or a well-ventilated crate or carrier.

Make sure your dog has ID

Never, ever leave your animal alone in a parked car — even for a few minutes. Within moments a parked car can become stiffling hot — dangerously hot!

If you are traveling between states or provinces, you may need to show proof of rabies vaccinations, so bring along their records.

Pet experts say, if you are taking your pet to a hotel, it is best not to rely on web sites or travel guides. Always call the hotel ahead and make sure they will accommodate you and your pet.

‘It’s just a natural thing now to take your pet along” Vetere said.

Bon Voyage!