How to travel with your dog
Being a pet parent and an evident traveler first needs to figure out whether his/her dog likes to travel. There are pet dogs who love car rides and get motion sickness. If your dog loves car, then take it to traveling and that way you don’t have to worry about your pet staying alone and your dog too can accompany you. If your dog is scared, then figure out why as there could be a number of reasons.
Dogs can also feel sick in the moving car. Give your pet a prescribed medication half an hour before the ride starts.
It could be vet alert for dogs as at times dogs associate the car discomfort or pain. Try to break this by taking your pet out for car ride more often to the park or some open spaces they like being to.
Keep the following points in mind.
Do not feed the dog right before getting into the car. Feed at least an hour before the journey begins. That apart, keep the portion sizes small. The same rule applies to water.
Take your pet for a good walk before you make the pet sit in the car. It would make the pet tired making sure it sleeps like a baby in the car. Too much unspent energy results in restlessness.
Make travel bag for your pet. Keep first aid kit, water, treats, bowl, wet and dry tissues, potty scooper, lint roller and a seat protector.
Do not drive too fast. Slow down for speed breakers.
Do not let the pet hang out of the window even of the pet likes it as it is dangerous.
Take a break every half an hour or take your dog out for a walk if you’re traveling long distances so that the pet gets a chance to pee or poop. Keep your pet hydrated and resume the drive.
Ideally have someone on the passenger seat to hold the pet if you own a small sized pet as they tend to move about in the car. There is a great probability that they come too close to the gears or the controls of the car.
August 12, 2018