It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. As you begin to make your travel plans, you have to ask yourself a very important question: Are the pets coming? If so, we at Hutch Chevrolet have some tips on traveling with your pet, especially dogs.
- Use a pet restraint. Restraints come in various shapes and sizes, so choose one that suits your dog and fits into the spacious cargo hold of your Chevy.
- Don’t leave your pet unattended in the car. Just like children, they can easily overheat. Pets also may jump out the window or even be stolen from your vehicle. It’s not worth the risk.
- Pack treats if your furry friend likes to bark. Treats and chew toys are a great way to keep their mouths occupied and prevent a headache on your part.
- Keep your dog on a leash as you explore new locations. Even well-trained dogs can be distracted by unfamiliar surroundings and forget their obedience training.
- If you travel with your cat, don’t forget a portable litter box and an old scratching post to help him/her stay calm for the ride.
Traveling with pets does require a bit more planning. You will, of course, want to find accommodations that will house both you and your pet ahead of time. However, it is worth the preparation to bring these members of the family along on your road adventures.