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Pet Travel Safety Day

Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day! We know you don’t want to always leave your pet at home–and that’s okay!  The following article talks about the dangers of driving with your pets in the car and how you can keep them safe.

"Driving around town with your dog (or cat) can be a fun experience for both of you but it can also be a stressful and dangerous one too. My dog lives for the times when I ask her if she wants to go for a ride. However, not all pets like the car. Thus, there are many things you need to keep in mind and prepare for before you get on the road, especially with a newly adopted pet, as you may find it very difficult to concentrate on driving, especially if your fur child becomes carsick or nervous, jumping back and forth. As a former EMT-Medic in busy Southern California, I responded to many an accident caused by driver distraction due to pets in the vehicle. It’s very sad when a dog or cat doesn't make it home because they didn’t survive the accident. What’s obviously worse, is if the driver or a passenger loses their life as well and all of this tragedy could have been prevented with a single dog harness or secured crate."

To read the whole article by Colleen Paige, take a look at this website and make sure to keep your pet safe during your travels.