Pet Safety in your Honda
For all you pet parents out there, we know a trip is no fun when your four-legged family members can’t go along. Although traveling can be stressful for both you and your pets, we want everyone to be able to tag along for the adventure. Here are a few safety tips to help ensure that you and your pet stay safe and comfortable on your next adventure!
Tip One: Prep your pet for a long trip.
Get your pet geared up by taking him or her on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car. If you’re traveling across state lines, remember to grab your pet’s rabies vaccination record because some states require this proof at certain interstate crossings.
Tip Two: Keep your pets safe and secure in carriers, seatbelts, or harnesses.
Securing your pet while on the road is key to keeping you and them safe. Whether you choose a kennel or a seat belt harness, it is important for everyone in the vehicle. If you choose a kennel ensure that your pet can stand, lie down and turn around easily. Using either option will help your pet safe in the event of an accident or an abrupt stop.
Tip Three: Prep a pet-friendly travel kit.
Be sure to take time and pack all the essentials for your pet, like their food and bowls, leash, clean up bags, and a first-aid kit. Also, be sure to have their favorite toy and pillow to keep them comfortable and calm. Pack plenty of water and avoid feeding your pet in a moving vehicle.
Tip Four: Never leave your animal alone in a parked vehicle.
On a hot day, even with the windows open, a parked automobile can become a furnace in no time to your pet, and heatstroke can develop. In cold weather, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing harm to your pet.
Traveling with a pet by car involves more than just loading them in the back seat and motoring off, especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. These vehicle safety tips will help you prepare for a smooth and safe trip. Remember, your pet’s safety is just as important as yours!