It’s the Season for Road Tripping!

May 16 | 2022



If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’re probably planning the perfect road trip this Summer ­– the kind of trip that the whole family can enjoy – including the family dog.

But before you hit the open road, there are a few things you may want to consider.

Firstly, make sure you have some way to Confine Your Dog in the Car. There are all sorts of seat belts harnesses, even crates. Importantly, you don't want your dog to distract you as you're driving down the freeway. And you certainly want to make sure your dog doesn't accidentally fall out or jump out.

Secondly, make sure your pets’ Tags are updated. Their tag should have your current cell phone number and the same thing goes for their microchip. If you're staying in a place for longer than a couple days, you should think about adding a secondary tag that has that location as well. This way if your dog gets lost when you're out of town, at least that person knows that you're close by and can help reunite you with your pup.

Lastly, be sure to Pack a Bag. You have a bag your dog needs one too. Make sure to bring medical records, even if you have a young puppy. On the off chance you need an emergency vet, you want that vet to have as much information as possible. 

Pack food and medication, not just for the length of the trip, but for three days longer than that, just in case you fall into any sort of delays. 

Also bring bottled water, because a lot of dogs are sensitive to different textures and changes in the water, so if you have that water with you then you always make sure they're not dehydrated. 

We hope you find these tips helpful, and wish you a happy and healthy Family Road Trip!