Summer Safety

Tips for Traveling with your Pet

Make sure you pet is safe in the car

Traveling can be stressful for you and your pet. It is very important that your pet is safe in the car. This may be a pet seat belt or a crate. If your pet is in a crate, make sure the crate is secure so they do not move around during the traveling. Today, there are crash test done on pet seatbelts to determine which ones are the best for your pet. To see the crash test visit:

Keep the car cool

When traveling during the hot weather, it is important to make sure your pet does not over heat. It is important to have the AC on for your pet and to make sure you have plenty of cold water for stops along the way.

Flea and Tick control

Fleas and ticks can be a hassle when you are on vacation. Make sure your pet is on a good flea/tick control prior to your trip.


Make sure you have plenty of your pet’s medication before leaving. Many medications do require daily dosing. Check it prior and give your veterinarian time to get the medication ready before you are ready to leave.


If you are traveling out of state, it is a good idea to have your pet’s vaccine record. If your pet is ill it may be a good idea to bring his/her medical history in case you have to visit a veterinarian while on vacation.

Have things for your pet to do

Make sure you have all of your pet’s favorite toys/bones, it is always good to bring extra too. You may be on vacation, so is your pet.

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