Traveling with your beloved pet can be an odd yet interesting experience. But have you ever considered what would happen if you were to get into an accident while traveling with your furry friend? Unfortunately, in our country, animals often take a backseat, and it's crucial to address this concern. One of my greatest fears is not knowing what would happen to my dogs if I were involved in an accident on the expressway. While people would rush to ensure my safety, who would think twice to make sure my three girls are okay?
Being a responsible driver and a smart doggy mom requires some precautions. Here are a few tips I follow when taking our dogs out:
- Inform your spouse or partner if you're married or living together, so they know how long it should take for you to reach your destination. If not, they will need to check up on you.
- Put a doggy tag on your dogs' collars with your address or phone number for identification purposes.
- Consider using a tracker attached to their collars to easily locate them if they were to get lost.
- Inform more than two people about your travel plans, including when you're leaving and arriving at your destination.
Always ensure you have enough water, snacks, towels, disinfectant spray, and the usual medication when traveling with your pet. Depending on the location, check with your vet about any potential dangers such as snakes or other poisonous creatures, and know where you can rush your furry companion in case of an emergency.
When packing for your trip, don't forget your dog's bed. Familiarity is important for their comfort, especially if your dog is older or has certain preferences. Make sure your dog's vaccination book is up to date and carry a copy for your reference and anyone else's who might need it. Mosquito repellent is also essential, as mosquitoes can be a nuisance in secluded areas we often prefer. Just like us, our furry friends need protection from mosquitoes, leeches, and other bloodsucking creatures.
Another item we always pack is an extra collar for Mango, which has two tags that make a chiming noise. This serves as a helpful identification method if they were to get lost and you're trying to locate them.
Lastly, don't forget to bring Jeevani for dehydration, and of course, always carry poo bags. Whether you're in the jungle or a more civilized area, it's important to clean up after your doggy bear. You never know who or what you might encounter, and it's essential to have the manners to pick up after your furry companion.
By following these tips and being a responsible driver and pet parent, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable journey for both you and your beloved pet.