Maybe you just want to take Fido to the vet. Maybe the last time you left him alone, you found furniture overturned, curtains torn, and floors dirty when you got home. In any case, how do you ensure that your pet is just as safe, comfortable, and happy on a road trip as he is at home?
Look for Vehicles that have Pet Barriers. Many SUVs have this feature. You can also buy pet-specific carriers, such as cages for cats, birds, and smaller dogs. With these barriers, you don’t have to worry about holding down your pet while driving. Most of these are adjustable according to your needs; you’ll find them with tubular 4-bar or 6-bar configurations or wire mesh.
Buy Safety Harnesses. These are the pet equivalent of seat belts. Also, keep Fido muzzled throughout the trip to keep him from biting due boredom. Make sure you test the harnesses on him before you drive, though, as an agitated pet can be dangerous as well as distracting on a road trip.
Bring a First-Aid Kit. Despite all your precautions, accidents could still happen. Have some basic knowledge on veterinary medicine to attend to your dog in case he’s sick or injured. Know the accessible veterinarians along your driving route, so that the proper care can be given to your pet immediately.
Buy a Pet Safe Vehicle. The Ford Edge sold by Edmonton car dealers was awarded the Pet Safe Choice Vehicle Award in 2010. If you don’t own such a vehicle, make sure your own car has enough ventilation to keep Fido adequately cool.
Miscellaneous. If you want to keep the windows open while driving, don’t let Fido stick his head out of one of the cars in Edmonton. Have your pet’s favorite treats, toys, and other supplies handy to keep him entertained throughout the trip. Bring several sheets of newspaper and a covered bin so you don’t worry too much when your pet needs to answer the call of nature.
Keeping Fido comfortable, safe, and happy throughout the trip doesn’t have to be so stressful. Look for a car for sale Edmonton dealers carry that has pet safety features, as well as all the other qualities you want in a car. For more information, read voices.yahoo.com/how-vehicle-pet-friendly-5804774.html?cat=27.