Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fun to travel with Pets Tips

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Just because you have a pet doesn’t mean you have to stay home all the time, because Travel with pets can be fun and easy if you do it right. If you plan ahead and take a little care, it is easy and fun to travel with your pet. Here are some tips to make Fun to travel with Pets, just follow them to make your trip enjoyable for both you and your pets

1. Get your pet used to riding in the car by taking him on short trips. Go to fun places like the pet park, the fast food drive through (where you can feed him bits of meat from your burger), or to visit friends. You want him to think that trips in the car are fun. You don’t want your pet to think that all car trips end up at the vet’s office.

2. If your pet tends to get car sick, don’t feed him the morning of the trip. Having your pet travel with an empty stomach will help to prevent any car sickness.

3. Bring plenty of water and a water dish along. You will need to give your pe periodic drinks of water when you stop for a rest. It will be easier to get your pet to drink if it is familiar water from home. Water in different places often smells or tastes differently, and your pet may not want to drink it.
Be sure to pack your pet’s food, treats, favorite bed, toys, and leash.
5. If your pet uses a crate, bring that along too. If you don’t have a large vehicle, you can buy crates that fold up. When you get to your destination, you can put your pet in his crate while you go somewhere that you can’t bring him along.

6. How should your pet travel in the car? Some pets like to sit or lay on the seat, so bring a blanket to protect the upholstery. Other pets may need to be kept in a crate in the car. Be sure the crate can’t slide around and scare the pet while you’re driving. You can also purchase pet seat belts to keep your pet safe while sitting in the car.

7. Make a stop every few hours to walk your pet and give him some water. Some pets are frightened by the noisy trucks driving by, so try to walk in a quiet area. Be a good citizen and bring plastic bags along to pick up the mess.

8. If your pet is anxious about staying in a hotel or strange house at your destination, he might not eat or drink. You don’t want him to get dehydrated, so be sure to get him to drink, at least. You can mix chicken broth or gravy into the pet’s water. That will usually get him to lap it right up. You can mix chicken broth or gravy into the food too.

The first trip will be the hardest, because your pet will not realize that you are coming back. With the first trip behind you, if you have taken the time to make sure it is pleasant for your pet, future traveling with your pet should be a breeze.


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