Welcome to summer! At Insurance Doctor, we want you to have a safe, happy fun-filled summer so we are offering some tips to keep you safe and happy on the road all summer long.
If you are planning a long distance car trip and are planning on taking your pets with you, it is essential that you consider all the precautions associated with pet travel to ensure that your pets stay safe and you don’t get distracted while driving.
Bringing along your furry companions for a car ride, or perhaps taking them with you on your family vacation, can add an extra element of planning to your travel plans. Animals are usually not very comfortable with car travel so here are some ways to make things easier on you and your furry friend.
Make sure to have the same food for your pet, as well as their favorite toys, so that they can have some familiarities with them while traveling. New changes can frighten animals and make them anxious, so try to keep things as familiar as possible.
Keep your pets confined to a certain area of the car. For smaller pets, keeping them in a travel crate is the best way to travel. Don’t put them in the trunk because the air doesn’t circulate well back there, so either buckle up the crate into an empty seat or set the crate in the back of the car. There are also approved booster seats for smaller pets that you can buckle your pets into if you do not have a travel crate. For large dogs, keep them in the back of the vehicle on a make-shift mat if possible. Make sure they can not climb to the front close to the driver.
Never leave your pet in a locked, parked car. Temperatures increase quickly and can be life threatening to your pet in a matter of minutes. Take plenty of breaks so your pet can get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise. It will keep them more content while traveling.
From Insurance Doctor, stay safe on the road and enjoy your summer!