Whether you celebrated or not, National Pet Travel Safety Day was on January 2nd. In order to commemorate this event, we at Crawford Buick GMC have assembled some suggestions to keep in mind when driving with a pet.
According to the NPTSD, founded by pet advocate and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, the most important thing to keep in mind when travelling with a pet is to keep them secure. Not only will this keep them at rest if they get nervous, but it will also protect them in the event of an accident.
“As a former paramedic in busy Southern California, I responded to many an accident caused by driver distraction due to pets in the vehicle,” said Paige. “It’s very sad when a dog or cat never even makes it home to their new life because they didn’t survive the accident…[sometimes] all of the tragedy could have been prevented with a single dog harness.”
Some other tips are to always carry treats and water with you. Remember to reward your pet for good behavior and keep them hydrated. It’s also important to pull over frequently and give your pets a break.
Last but not least, remember to have fun and make memories when travelling with your furry companion.