What’s The Safest Way For Your Dog To Travel In The Car?

It might look cute when dogs hang their head out of a car window, but it’s actually really dangerous.

Dogs may love the wind in their face, but they might be at risk for serious accidents with their heads hanging out of the car.

But What’s The Safest Way For Your Dog To Travel In The Car?

According to Pet Health Network, you should always keep your dog in the backseat of the car — this protects both the dog and the passenger.

If a dog is in the front seat, it can be a distraction to the driver, which can lead to accidents.

So, what’s the best way to travel with your dog?

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Keeping Your Dog Safe

To keep your dog safe, restrain them in the car. There are lots of restraint mechanisms like dog seat belts and restraint harnesses that can keep your dog confined to the back seat.

These options will keep your beloved pup safe and sound, wherever the two of you go together!


Pet Fire Safety Day July 15

National Pet Fire Safety Day is observed on the 15 July every year.  July is a month marked by heat, dry grass, fireworks, and outdoor fires—all of which can pose a danger to pets. House fires are one such danger.

To create awareness on this topic, the American Kennel Club (AKC), ADT Security Services and the National Volunteer Fire Council have teamed up for this Thursday’s National Pet Fire Safety Day.

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The AKC has provided the following tips to help protect your home and loved ones from accidental fire:

  • Extinguish open flames – Don’t leave your pets unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.
    • Remove stove knob– Be sure to remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before leaving the house.
    • Invest in flameless candles – These candles contain a light bulb, rather than an open flame, and take the danger out of your pet knocking over a candle.
  • Avoid glass water bowls on wooden decks – The sun’s rays when filtered through glass water bowls can heat up and ignite the wooden deck.  Choose stainless steel or ceramic bowls instead.
  • Keep pets near entrances when you’re out – Keep collars on pets and leashes at the ready in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.
  • Secure young pets– Especially with young puppies, keep them confined away from potential fire-starting hazards when you are away from home such as in crates or behind baby gates in secure areas.
  • Consider using monitored smoke detectors – Monitored smoke detectors, which are connected to a monitoring center, allow emergency responders to be contacted when your pets are trapped. These systems provide an added layer of protection beyond battery-operated smoke alarms.
  • Affix a Pet Alert Window Cling – Write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets. Make sure to update the number of pets listed.

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Staying aware and being prepared could save you avoidable heartache if a disaster strikes. Your pets are part of your family and deserve to be protected!


Prevent pet fire

hp_1The biggest thing you can do to prevent your pet from being injured in a home fire is to have working fire alarms and extinguishers. Alarms with current batteries (checked regularly) should be placed on each floor or area of the home. If you’re out of the house a lot of the time, you might consider installing fire alarms that are connected to a monitoring unit able to alert the fire department directly.

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You should also be aware of these common pet-related fire hazards:

  • Never leave unattended candles or open flames lit around pets. Your dog or cat could accidentally knock them over and start a fire. The ASPCA reports that more than 1,000 fires are started accidentally by pets each year.
  • Chewed electrical cords are another common cause of home fires. If you’ve got young pets who haven’t learned this is unacceptable behavior yet, be sure you’ve puppy- or kitten-proofed your home by hiding loose cords away.
  • Stovetop burner fires can be caused by a pet (usually a cat) playing in the kitchen area. Consider using stove knob covers, available in the baby-proofing section of a store, to prevent accidental burner fires.

Take your dog swimming

We love taking our dogs swimming during the hot summer months! They’ve enjoyed trips to lakes and rivers as well as the beach and always enjoy swimming.Wherever your dog is swimming, keep these points in mind:

  1. Beware of stagnant water. As water flows slow late in the summer, rivers and lakes can become stagnant…and dangerous.
  2. Watch out for blue-green algae. Hot weather also means a bloom of blue-green algae on many lakes and ponds. This algae is toxic for dogs and can be fatal.

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  3. Consider a life jacket. Dog life jackets are a must for boating dogs but they’re also recommended if your dog is an unsure swimmer.
  4. Watch for water snakes. Living on a creek in Texas, we’re accustomed to keeping an eye out for water moccasins but water snakes can be found just about anywhere. Keep a close eye on your dog so he’s not nosing around holes in riverbanks or lakeshores.
  5. Bring fresh water for your dog. Yes, your dog will want to drink lake or river water but he’s safer drinking water that you bring from home.
  6. Watch for glass and metal. Just as our feet do when they’re wet for an extended period, dog paws get soft when they’re swimming–making them even more susceptible to getting cut by broken glass and metal.

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  7. Carry a first aid kit. Accidents happen, whether it’s a cut paw or a thorn in a paw.
  8. Dry your dog’s ears. Water in your dog’s ears–especially floppy ears–can lead to ear infections. If your dog has been prone to ear infections, talk with your vet about an ear cleaning solution you can carry on your swimming trips.
  9. Dry your dog’s fur. Wet fur on the drive home can make your dog more prone to hot spots and other skin issues. If you have access to fresh water, it’s great to rinse your dog off then dry him before the trip home.
  10. Check your dog head to tail. Once you’re home, brush out your dog and do a good head to tail check looking for ticks, cuts, thorns, and any potential problem                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Swimming is not only fun for your dog…but it also does great things for him.

Ways to Cool Your Dog in Hot Weather

Dogs and humans need relief on hot summer days. Most dogs love water, but not everyone has easy access to an ocean, lake or pond.

Solutions:

1. Give your dog access to plenty of fresh, cool water. Make sure the bowl is clean and hasn’t been sitting out in the sun all day–bacteria can grow in their bowl if you don’t wash it and provide fresh water. Don’t try to force or pour water into your dog’s mouth, even if he refuses to drink, as he will likely just suck it into his lungs and choke.

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2. Remove your dog from the heat. Get him indoors as soon as possible. If you are outdoors and can pick your dog up, carry him back to your car or house. If there is a pond or stream nearby, allow him to stand in the water and cool down a little before heading back. At the very least, try to get your dog into a shady spot.

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3. Cool your dog down by draping cool, wet towels over her neck, under her forelimbs (in her armpits) and between her hind legs (around her groin). These towels should be cool, not cold. Don’t ice ice or icepacks–you need to bring her temperature down gradually. If you lower her temperature too quickly or it falls too low, it could be just as dangerous as overheating

Camping with Your Dog

Summertime means time to enjoy the outdoors! And for many of us, it’s the perfect time of year to go camping with our four-legged friends. There are plenty of great reasons to take your dog with you on your camping trip:

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  • Like you, your dog loves the great outdoors.
  • Most dogs are great cuddlers, keeping you warm on those chilly nights.
  • Going camping together will give you the chance to spend more time bonding with your pooch.

But before you pack up the gear and the dog in the car, consider these tips for camping with your dog.

  • Stop regularly along your travel route to allow your dog to have a bathroom break, drink water and have some exercise.
  • Should you have to leave your dog for a short period in vehicle or RV always make sure there is proper ventilation, shade and water for your dog.
  • Try to make your dog’s travel area like home with a dog bed, blanket, toys, etc.
  • Most importantly, constantly reassure your dog that he/she is safe, secure and loved.

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Travelling and camping with your dog not only connects you to nature but also to your pet. If you think your dog smiles when you go for a walk, bounces when you give it a treat, or rolls over for some loving rubs wait for the reaction you get when your dog goes camping. Camping can be a dog’s dream come true…and for that matter yours as well.


Tips for Air Travel with Pets

Here are some general airline travel tips for pets to bear in mind:

  • Never sedate your pet on a flight. High altitudes and sedatives are a dangerous combination and should never be mixed.
  • Always have your pet’s leash and collar easily accessible for walking prior to departure, but do not take the pet out of the kennel inside the airport.Air Travel with Pets
  • Identification tags for your pet and travel kennel, including pet’s name, home address and phone number, are essential.
  • Never use a muzzle on your pet during travel, as this is dangerous to the pet.
  • Familiarize your pet with the kennel prior to the trip so that it is comfortable to him/her at travel time.
  • Always make advanced reservations or arrangements with the airline when you are making your own reservations. The airline always reserves the right to refuse travel if there are too many pets on board, so make sure you advise them early.

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