When you are going on a road trip with your family, you may want to bring your pets so the whole crew can enjoy time together. Whether you are traveling around Wisconsin or taking a trip out of state, these tips for traveling with pets make your journey safer and smarter.
If your pet is a back-seat rider, use a harness attached to the seat buckle or a well-ventilated crate or carrier to keep your pets safe and secure. The crate should allow your pet to sit, stand, and lie down, so make sure the size is large enough to keep your pet comfortable. Secure the crate to avoid sliding and shifting during the drive.
Make sure your pet carries proper identification with updated information. Their tag should include your cell phone number, as well as the information of the campsite or hotel where you’ll be staying.
Take your pet on some test runs to prep them for long car rides. Madison is an hour drive from Beloit, while Milwaukee and Chicago are 90 minutes away. Start with some short drives before gradually lengthening the time to help you to make sure your pet can handle the long distances. You can also use this time to also test any equipment or crates you will be using.
Bring along a travel kit for your pet. Bring a bowl, leash, food, plastic bags, grooming supplies, and first aid, as well as your pet’s favorite toy or pillow for a sense of familiarity.
Traveling with your pets is safe and easy if you know the best way to go about it. For the perfect ride for your pets and the rest of your family, visit Finley Buick GMC in Beloit.