Last summer the RAC wrote an interesting article on travelling safely with our pets. Click here for the full story.
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It is important to ensure the safety of your other passengers and your pets while travelling this summer. Here are a few top tips:
- Ensure your pet is safely secured using a seatbelt and harness, or in a crate or travel box
- Bring ample food and water for your pet on long journeys. Feed your animal before setting off, they are more likely to sleep on the trip and be less of a driver distraction. That makes for a more pleasant journey all round.
- Never leave your animal unattended in the car. In sunny weather dogs and cats dehydrate in stuffy cars very quickly. Leaving a window slightly open or parking in the shade is not enough. Your pet may also be at risk from being stolen when left alone in a car.
- Don't let your dog hang it's head out of the car window, this is dangerous and can be distracting for the driver.
- Ensure your pet has adequate exercise on long journeys, plan your journey to include pet comfort breaks.
During the better weather there is nothing nicer than loading up your kids and pets to head for woodland or a good beach for a long walk. Do that, but do it safely for humans and pets alike.