17 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

5 Things to Remember When You Are Traveling With Your Small Dog

5 Things to Remember When You Are Traveling With Your Small Dog Follow Me on Pinterest More and more people are traveling with their pets these days. The trend is increasing in the recent years. With these you can find a lot more pet friendly hotel and restaurants which accommodate your fluffy friends. So if you are going on a trip with your small dog, here are five things to remember to have a smooth trip.

  • Secure Your Small Dog with a Pet Carrier or a Pet Seat: A wandering pet in the car can cause distraction to the driver. Also it can cause injuries when unexpected accidents happen. According to AAA & Kurgo Pet Passenger Survey, drivers are distracted by dogs but don’t realize it.  So make sure you secure your small dog with a pet barrier, pet seat belt, pet car seat or travel crate.
  • Do Small Stops Now and Then: You don’t want your small dog in a secure seat belt for too long and they need some stretching too. And these small stops can help them to utilize the bathroom time as well.
  • Research and Plan Ahead: Not all places are pet friendly. It would be a good idea to plan your trip ahead and research on the hotels and restaurants on your way for pet friendly places.
  • Bring Your Small Dog First aid Kit: Unexpected injuries and sickness during travel are inevitable and that applies to your small dog too. It is always better to be ready and geared-up with the essentials such as cotton balls, thermometer, bandages and antibiotics for your small dog.
  • Put Small Dog Tags: It is important that your small dog’s pet tags to have basic information about you and the contact information.

h/t: travelers today