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Planning a Safe and Delightful Road Trip with Your Pet Companion

If you plan on taking your four-legged friend along for a ride, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure their safety. For instance, will they be comfortable during the journey? What if they get restless or anxious? What if there's an accident? To help with these concerns, here are some useful tips to keep in mind whether you're heading to a local dog-friendly store or going on a long road trip with your furry companion. These tips will ensure that your dog is just as safe as you are while on the road.

This is PART 1 in a 2-part series. Stay tuned for RULES on the ROAD soon!


Puppy in front seat of car not buckled in
It's not safe to allow your puppy to roam around the front seat

PART 1: BEFORE YOU GO

 

RULE #1: The first rule for a road trip with your pet is not to let your dog roam freely around the car while you're driving. This can be dangerous for both you and your furry friend. Remember, the front seat is reserved for humans, so make sure your dog stays in the back seat. You can secure your dog with a special seatbelt attachment that clips to their collar or harness. This will help keep your dog safe and secure while you're on the road.


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Pets should remain properly restrained in the back seat


RULE #2: It's crucial to maintain accurate and up-to-date health records for your furry companion. As a responsible pet owner, you should ensure that you always have a copy of these records with you, especially when traveling with your dog in your car. This practice can be immensely helpful in case of an unexpected medical emergency requiring prompt attention from a vet while you're away from home. Having your dog's health records on hand can help speed up the diagnosis and treatment process, potentially saving your pet's life.

 

RULE #3 It's highly recommended to have your furry companion microchipped to ensure their safety. As much as we want to keep them close, there are instances where they might escape. A loose leash, the sight of a squirrel, or even jumping out of windows can lead to such. However, with a microchip, reuniting with your runaway pet is 20 times more likely. Fortunately, all Deaz puppies come equipped with microchips to keep them safe and secure at all times.


RULE #4 When selecting equipment for your pet, it is crucial to choose items that are age and size-appropriate. This is particularly important when it comes to harnesses, vests, collars, and other similar gear. Proper sizing of these items ensures they fit comfortably and securely, providing the best possible protection and support for your furry friend. So, take the time to carefully measure your pet and choose equipment that is specifically designed for their size and age.



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Make sure you pack the essintials for a trip with a pet!

 

RULE #5: When preparing for a trip with your furry friend, it's important to pack a travel kit that includes items such as toys, food, water, a bowl, blanket, towel, and any other necessary equipment. Additionally, it's important to consider what you'll need for cleanups on the road. Don't forget to bring any required medical supplies for your dog, as well as photos of you and your dog together which will help establish ownership in case of an emergency.



By carefully adhering to these helpful and practical tips, you can guarantee that every single person on the trip has a truly exceptional experience that they will never forget!

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