Pet Travel Safety Day

Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day! We know you don’t want to always leave your pet at home--and that’s okay!

Driving around town with your dog (or cat) can be a fun experience for both of you but it can also be a stressful and dangerous one too. My dog lives for the times when I ask her if she wants to go for a ride. However, not all pets like the car. Thus, there are many things you need to keep in mind and prepare for before you get on the road, especially with a newly adopted pet, as you may find it very difficult to concentrate on driving, especially if your fur child becomes carsick or nervous, jumping back and forth. As a former EMT-Medic in busy Southern California, I responded to many an accident caused by driver distraction due to pets in the vehicle. It’s very sad when a dog or cat doesn't make it home because they didn’t survive the accident. What’s obviously worse, is if the driver or a passenger loses their life as well and all of this tragedy could have been prevented with a single dog harness or secured crate.

To read the whole article, take a look at this website and make sure to keep your pet safe during your travels.