Tips For Road Tripping With Your Dog
A good old fashioned road trip with your dog can bring smiles to a lot of faces. When is the last time you and your family hopped in the car and hit the pavement with your dog in tow? If you are traveling with a planned destination, road tripping with your dog is a great possibility. Here are tips to make your road trip a successful one with your dog:
ARE YOU AND YOUR DOG GOOD TRAVELERS?
Be honest, if your dog will not travel well in a kennel, road tripping with your dog may not be a good idea. It’s not smart to travel with your dog roaming throughout the car as you are trying to drive. If your dog howls or cries a lot, a road trip may not be in the cards at the moment. Once you decide, you and your dog are up for a road trip, make it happen!
Map out your stops along the way. This way you will know that you will be in areas where your dog is welcome. It is never ok to leave your dog in the car, as cars heat up quickly. Make sure there is a dog friendly place to walk your dog. Your dog will want to get out and walk after being cooped up in the car for a few hours. Grassy areas are welcoming to your dogs paws, as dogs get a little irritated if they have to walk on hot pavement.
BRING FOOD AND WATER
Food and water are essentials for your dog. This way you will keep things as normal as possible, as they will have familiar food and water. Let’s face it, you like to drink your water, so why would your dog not want his water while traveling, right?
Should you be traveling out of state, it’s a good idea to check with your veterinarian to be sure your dog’s vaccinations are current and your dog is healthy to make a road trip. Travel smart and you and your dog will have a great road trip with your dog.
Should you decide that you don’t want to road trip with your dog, call 321-794-4477 to schedule an appointment to see how we can work together and keep your dog comfortable at home while you travel.