6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a Traveling Animal Doctor

6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a Traveling Animal Doctor

These 6 Safe Urban Pet Travel Tips from a traveling animal doctor will make your next pet-friendly visit to Washington D.C. a delightful experience.  My husband and I decided to take our dog, Jade, to see the national monuments. It was extremely busy and made me realize the importance of preparation when taking pets to a populated event. I have brainstormed and compiled some tips to try for safe city travel with your pet. 1) Buckle up. City driving is very hectic, and often there is intense traffic. Safe pet transport is important to avoid stress on your pet, yourself, and ensure that you get to your destination safely. There are many seat belts for dogs that are relatively cheap (as little as $20). If you have a small pet a pet carrier can work as well. With quick stop and go driving, your pet may get hurt or hurt someone else if he or she is not secured appropriately. 2) Bring water. There are many dog friendly places that may have accessible water for your pet. With the proper research you may be able to find pet friendly places with water sources. Remember that you never know when a pet friendly water source may be in need of repair.   Even if you are able to buy a water bottle not every pet knows how to drink from one. There are keychain collapsible water bowls that can fit on or in a travel bag quite easily. Additionally, there are bottles with lids that fold out to form a bowl for your pet to drink from. These are just a few ideas of...
Vet Version of A Cheap Pet- Friendly Vacation: Travel Animal Doctor

Vet Version of A Cheap Pet- Friendly Vacation: Travel Animal Doctor

As a spin off of the list made by my mother, Penny Claudio, today I wanted to share with you my hints on a safe and cheap pet-friendly vacation.  -Travel Animal Doctor If you missed her article, click here for some practical tips on traveling to see family so that you are welcome anytime. As a veterinarian, the first thing I think of when I travel with pets is the possibility of spreading disease to the other pets or even family members in the household, and pet anxiety. The following list will be things to remember when traveling with your pet to visit relatives from my point of view. 6 Reminders when Taking Pets to the In-Laws Remember your pet's dental care. This is just an important reminder that your pet’s oral hygiene is important. When taking your pet to see family they may love seeing her, but if her breath stinks they will not want to get close. If you can hardly remember to pack your own toothbrush and toothpaste at least remember those dental chews. Your pet is going to feel a little out of her realm so dental treats will be that special treat you use to get her into her kennel at night, and remind her that you are with her. At the same time these chews help control that build up of tartar on your pet’s teeth, and keeps the bad breath caused by the bacteria in her teeth at a minimum. If you are interested in the proper dental care for your pet, read more here. Is she being loud? In unfamiliar territory pets may get anxious,...
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