Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for Pets


Are you planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip?  Here are a few safety tips to help make traveling with your pets a breeze!

Road Trip Tips:
  • Update Identification – Make sure that your pet is wearing secure and up-to-date ID tags when traveling.  This will ensure that in the unfortunate event your pet does run off while you are traveling, they can be safely returned to you.
  • Make Frequent Stops – Make sure that you stop frequently on a long road trip.  This will provide your pet with plenty of opportunities to go to the bathroom and to stretch their legs!  Just make sure that they are always on a leash and wearing a collar.
  • Stay Hydrated – Provide your pet with fresh water at each rest stop.  Since traveling can sometimes be tough on your pets stomach, provide them well small amounts of water – like an ice cube.
  • Never Leave Your Pet Unattended – Never leave your pet alone in a parked car, no matter what the weather is like outside.  On hot days cars can become a furnace very quickly.
  • Keep Pets Secure Inside – While your pet might like to stick his or her head out of the window, it’s important that you keep your pet in a crate or with a harness attached to the seat buckle.  When they stick their heads out of the window, they can be injured by flying objects.
Read more about how you can celebrate a pet-friendly Memorial Day here.  You can also contact our office if you have any questions about your pet’s health.  Our experienced veterinarians are here to help you with all of your pet health care needs.

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