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Traveling with Your Dog in the Car

It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous fall weekend and you and your furry family member may be planning to go leaf peeping. Here are some great tips for traveling by car with your furry travel buddy.

You can get your dog used to the car by letting him sit in the car with you without leaving the driveway. When he seems comfortable, take him on short rides to allow time for adjusting to the motion.

You can avoid motion or car sickness by letting your dog travel on an empty stomach. However, make sure he has plenty of water at all times.

Also, keep the car well-ventilated. Do not let your dog ride with his head sticking out of an open window as this can lead to eye injuries. You should never let your dog ride in the back of an open truck. This is extremely dangerous and can lead to severe injuries or death. We recommend that the dog be in a crate. Please make sure that fresh air can flow into the crate. There are also pet seat belts and backseat pet barriers that may be more suitable for older dogs.

Have a great weekend trip and enjoy the gorgeous leaf colors!

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