Tips regarding pet-friendly road trips
Spring is finally here, and so are the road trips with our furry little friends that enjoy traveling just as much, if not more than we do.
Travel time should be all about relaxing and enjoying the road, the nature, and all the new places that you get to visit and doesn’t need to be stressful if you decide to bring your four-legged friend along with you during trips. So if you want to have some nice and memorable experiences with your canine sidekick, here are some tips that will come in handy.
The five question rule
Before you start marking your trip across the map, try to find pet-friendly accommodations along your route, so that you’ll know where you can and can’t stay. There are five important questions that you’ll need to ask the booking department:
- Do you accept guests that come with pets?
- How many dogs can I bring with me, in case you own more than one furry-friend.
- Is there a weight limit that applies to my dog, or are there any breed limitations?
- What are the fees that I’ll need to pay for bringing a pup into the accommodations?
- If some hotels and B&Bs offer pet-friendly packages, ask them what is included in these packages.
Be prepared for everything
There is a saying among travelers: “pack for the worst and hope for the best”. That means that it would be best to think about everything that might go wrong and pack accordingly. Don’t forget to bring first aid kit and medication, in case something happens. Also, a tick remover and an extra flea collar is a must. Try to bring an extra leash and collar, just in case you misplace the regular ones.
Also, while planning the trip, try to find the places that have emergency dog clinics or pet hospitals along your route and write their addresses, prior to leaving. You never know when you’ll need them.
Don’t forget the sunblock
While everyone knows that UV rays are harmful to our skin, not so many people know that they also affect our pets. This is the reason why, if you decide to go on a road trip during spring and summer months, it would be best to bring sunblock for Spike too, not just for you.
Don’t force your dog
There are pups that enjoy nothing more than a car ride. They simply hop in the backseat and nap all the way to the destination. There are, however, some pooches that absolutely hate traveling inside a car. If this is the case with your dog, don’t try to force it on him, as this could only cause trauma and scare Spike some more.
These tips are excellent if you decide to go on a road trip with your four-legged friend alongside you. And if you don’t want him to go for a trip all by himself, try installing products from our website, which will prevent your pup from digging under the fence in order to “escape” from your property.