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Travel by Car with Your Pets

When traveling by car, be aware of weather conditions. Do not leave your pet in the car when the temperature and/or humidity are high or when temperatures are near or below freezing. Your pet should be confined to a cage or crate to allow them to feel secure and to avoid having a pet under your feet while driving. Pets should not be allowed to ride with their heads outside car windows - particles of dirt can enter their eyes, ears, and nose, causing injury or infection.

  • Plan to stop every two hours for exercise and give small portions of food and water at each stop
  • Be sure to take along a large container of cold water in case other reliable water sources are not available
  • Stick to the regular feeding routine and give the main meal at the end of the day
  • Dispose of unused canned food unless it can be refrigerated
  • Remember to bring a leash
  • Pack a first aid kit
  • Make sure your pet has an ID tag (with both your home and travel destination information) should your pet get loose/lost while traveling's quote of the day
"You have now learned to see That cats are much like you and me And other people whom we find Possessed of various types of mind."
-T. S. Eliot

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