The Summer swelter is just about to hit and that means...traveling! Beaches, mountains, BBQ’s, and boating. Some of the best summer memories are built around these trips with family and friends. If your pet is lucky enough then your plans might also include them. But before you pack all of Fido’s things here are some travel trips to keep in mind.
Traveling brings anxiety. While the idea of a new place seems like an adventure to you, your dog or cat doesn’t know where you are going or for how long. Even for animals that are used to travel, extended trips can make them uneasy. One thing you can do is ask your veterinarian for sedating and/or anti-nausea medication at a quick check up before your trip. Another way to calm nerves is the bring that special bed or toy that your pet loves to snuggle with so much. This will help him or her feel more at home in the new surroundings. Finally, it’s always best to bring your pet’s favorite play toy for all those rest stops or breaks along the way. Having exciting play time releases endorphins that produce happiness and a sense of well being. It also tires them out for the next leg of the journey.