Planning a Perfect Road Trip With Pets
Have a customer planning a road trip with their pet? You can help them take the stress out of traveling with the following tips. they'll show their appreciation by coming back to you for your pet expertise!
Train for Trips
Take dogs on a short series of trips to get them used to the experience. Do this when the dogs are in a calm state of mind and gradually lengthen the time in the car.
Don't Dine & Drive
No one wants a sick dog in the car—not the driver, not the passengers and certainly not the pet himself! Schedule a last feeding four hours before hitting the road. Long trips are better on an empty stomach.
Brake for Breaks
Stop every four hours for pets to relieve themselves. Empty bladders make for less anxious pets—and less anxious pets are more likely to lie still.
Water, Water, Water!
An excited canine in a new environment may not notice that he needs to drink. Pet parents should have a portable spill proof bowl to leave with him during the ride.
Shade & Crate
The back seat is best when it comes to safety. A roomy crate with a favorite dog bed is better than letting pets roam free—risking accidents and injuries. If back windows aren't tinted, use roll-down shades to protect pets from overheating.