Road trip with your pet!

If your dog is like my best friend Max the simple phrase "Do you want to go..." before the word "ride" comes out of my mouth he is making way to the car. Simply placing him in the back of my car is not the best option for when we make our trek to grandma and grandpa's house in Florida. It’s a long 11 hr. drive from Texas to Florida so just as I need to be safe while driving, I need to think about my best bud’s safety too.

Simple tips below to keep your fur baby safe:

  • Vehicle Pet Barrier - This is a popular option amongst pet owners as the barriers are used in the back seat or cargo area of the vehicle. The pet barriers keep your pet safely away from you while you drive, and more importantly, away from the windshield in the event of an accident.

  • Pet travel crate - Make sure the crate is well-ventilated and large enough for your pet to sit, stand, lie down and turn around in. If you are placing the crate in the back of your truck bed, please be aware of the temperatures and weather you will be traveling through. If it is going to be rainy or cold might want to use proper precautions to make sure your buddy is dry and warm so not to get sick.

  • Pet car seat - While my 120-pound Anatolian shepherd Max will not fit in one, this option is a sure bet for smaller dogs. Just list a booster seat for your toddlers, your pet is able to look out and see what is going on while your vehicle's own safety belt holds the seat in place. Your pet is secured in the car seat with a lead which is attached on to his harness.

  • Pet safety belt - I use this option for Max due to his size. They are made to slip onto existing seat belts and the act like a harness. Keeping your pet safely in the seat in case of a sudden stop or impact. Buckle up buttercup!

We at Best Pals Pet resort hope the upcoming holiday seasons bring your family and fur babies lots of love, warm hugs and tummy rubs, most of all cherished memories to bring with you into the new year.


Happy Holidays,

BPPS


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