If you plan to travel with a pet this winter, it’s important to be mindful of cold weather safety issues. After all, frigid temperatures aren’t pleasant for you or your pet. If you’re considering flying or driving somewhere with your dog or cat, here are some winter travel safety tips to help ensure you reach your destination safely.
Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for can pose danger for pets.
“Dogs should be safely and comfortably restrained during all car trips to protect everyone involved—no one plans on having an accident, but accidents occur,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian and owner of Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic.
Whether you’re bringing in the New Year with Champagne and fireworks or watching the ball drop on TV, here are a few last-minute pet safety tips to help ensure this New Year’s celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
This New Year, over half of America’s pet lovers plan to celebrate the festivities along with their 4-legged furry friends. In fact, traveling with pets has become the latest rage. Not only have nearly 50,000 pet-friendly venues opened their doors to pet travelers, but they are also competing for your business and are ready, willing and able to pamper your pooch and cater to your every whim.
Traveling with pets is today’s latest rage with record numbers of pets and their people getting ready to embark either by car, plane, boat or train. Nearly 20 million pets mostly dogs are expected to be traveling this holiday season posing all kinds of thorny hospitality issues for canines, as well as their owners and guests.