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We never like to think about accidents happening when we are traveling with our dogs, but it’s smart to take certain safety precautions to help avoid them.
Unfortunately, many people seem to overlook this fact, or simply don’t take the small amount of time to do so. This can not only increase the chance of your dog getting injured, but it can also increase the likely hood of you being injured as well. You shouldn’t want either or which to happen, which is why you should read some of my tips I have for traveling safely with your dog.
Before you even think of traveling with your dog, the first thing you should do is get an identification tag for them if they don’t have one already. It should be waterproof, easily attachable to your dogs collar, secure, and an area to write your address, name, and phone number on it.
Some ID tags are cheaply made and will either break or fall off your dogs collar. Be sure to get one that fits all of those specifications I just listed. You should be able to pick one up for under ten bucks at some of the big name pet stores in your area.
Just like a seat belt can save our lives in a car accident, a dog seat belt may save your dogs life. If you are going to travel with a dog using Limo hire services, you should get a seat belt for them. It will work the same as ours do, keeping your dog secure in their seat.
This will greatly reduce the risk of injury in case there is an accident.
Plus, it will keep your dog in their seat, allowing you to drive without being distracted by a dog that wants to get in your lap. Besides, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Preparing to travel with your dog should also include some basics, such as a collar, leash, food, and bottled water. You should always carry these with you if you are traveling for more than an hour. The collar and leash are essential so you can stop and let your dog out for a walk and potty break.
Another important preparation you should make is to check in with all the hotels and airlines you will be visiting to make sure they are pet friendly. Some of these places are welcoming to pets, however others will simply not allow them at all. A quick phone call will let you know, and might save you some money and a headache in the future.
For most of us dog owners, our dogs are more like a family member than a pet. This is why it is important for us to take care of them and help make our travels more safe.
It may only take half an hour to prepare for everything, but it could save your dogs life. I hope this helps!