- Dogs shouldn’t roam in the car. The safest way for your dog to travel in the car is in a crate that has been anchored to the vehicle using a seatbelt or other secure means. Dog restraints or seat belts are useful for preventing your dog from roaming around the car and being a distraction to the driver, but they haven’t been reliably shown to protect dogs during a crash.
- Leave the front seat for humans and keep your pet in the back seat of the car. If an airbag deploys while your pet is in the passenger seat (even in a crate), it might injure your pet.
- Keep those heads inside! Dogs and cats should always be kept safely inside the car. Pets who are allowed to stick their heads out the window can be injured by particles of debris or made sick by having cold air forced into their lungs. Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.
- Give your pet plenty of rest stops and stop frequently to allow your pet to exercise and eliminate. But never permit your pet to leave the car without a collar, ID tag and leash.
- Don’t ever leave your pet alone in a car.
- Use crash-tested crates. Crates are the best option to ensure your dog’s safety when traveling, especially in your car.
- Turn off power windows.
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Holidays are the busiest travel time of the year with car trips – whether it’s to Grandma’s house or to meet up with friends. If you are like 75% of people, you plan to bring your dog with you for the holidays. But, like humans, dogs can get antsy and bored in the car. So, in between last-minute packing and making drool-worthy snacks for the trip, make sure to check out the tips below so your pup can have an enjoyable ride, as well.
Work on a new trick. While the car may seem like a distracting place to learn commands, what with all the new sights whizzing past, it is actually the perfect place to teach your dog something new. If you’re a passenger in the car, get ready to teach your dog new tricks!
Pack Toys. Most dogs have a favorite dog toy, so make sure you pack your dog’s on your next road trip. This will help him feel comfortable if he’s not used to riding in the car, as well as give him something to chew. But bring something new and exciting, as well. Buy a fun new toy your dog hasn’t seen before – this will keep him entertained for sure.
Bring treats. Of course you’re going to bring treats for your dog (or I would hope so, at least – that would be mean to bring food for yourself and not for him). But up the ante and make your dog work for them. Look for toys that have spots to put treats and give him something special to enjoy, like a Kong full of peanut butter or a toy from which it takes effort to get the treats – it’ll keep him both happy and entertained!
Take a break. Make sure you stop for breaks along the way. It is recommended that you stop for a break with your pup every two hours. Find a rest area that has a grassy space for your dog to go to the bathroom, drink some water (make sure you pack a collapsible dog bowl), and run around for a little bit. A park or an open field would be great places to stop, as well.
No matter where you’re going, whether your car ride is two hours or ten, if you’re bringing your dog, make sure you’re prepared. Bring his dog barrier, some toys, and a few treats and you’ll be good to go!
September means back to school, pumpkins and the fall season. This month is also recognized as National Responsible Dog Ownership Month started by the American Kennel Club (AKC), aimed at helping pet parents raise happy and healthy dogs.
Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.
Some of the basics of responsible dog ownership include:
- Regular exams with your veterinarian, addressing issues like dental health, skin allergies and health issues that arise with age
- Keeping your dog up-to-date with vaccinations for diseases like rabies, canine distemper and parvovirus
- Maintaining a healthy weight for your dog by feeding a healthy diet and incorporating exercise into its lifestyle
- Reducing financial stress by putting pet health care in your family’s budget
- Making sure your dog has proper identification – optimally with both a microchip and a collar with your most current contact information
- Ensuring your dog is kept safe from the elements, making sure it is protected during times of extreme cold or heat and always keeping it properly hydrated
- Establishing natural disaster preparation plans in the event of emergencies, including creating an evacuation kit
- Having spay or neuter procedures performed to curb the pet overpopulation problem
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When a disaster strikes, there is often little time to prepare our homes, families, and pets for the damage to come.
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. This is a good time to identify what you would need in order to take care of your pet, should you have to evacuate your house in a hurry. Make a list of the items your pet could not live without, grab a large, preferably clear container, and get to work preparing an emergency kit for your furry child.
Here are some items you don’t want to forget:
- bottled water
- food (at least three days’ worth)
- leash and/or crate
- required medications
- vet records including vaccinations
- current picture and/or description of your pet(s)
- veterinary first aid kit
- security items (bedding or toys to help ease stress)
As I try to imagine what it would be like at my house in the event of a flood, or a tornado, or another type of emergency, I picture my sweet dog, Summer, panicked and afraid. She tends to run away or hide in a corner when she is scared. It is a terrible mental image, but one that has driven me to keep a few more things in mind, to make sure I am completely prepared.
- ID your pet. Make sure your pet wears a collar with current ID tags at all times.
- Know your pet’s location. Does your pet have a favorite hiding spot when he/she is scared? Know where that spot is so you or a family member can retrieve your pet quickly should you need to leave in a hurry.
- Notify others that there is a pet or pets in your home.
Disasters are unpredictable and can cause serious damage to our homes and loved ones, including our pets. A disaster can happen to anyone at any time, so be sure to take caution and prepare.
Catalyst Council’s Happy Healthy Cat Month
Animal Pain Awareness Month
National Disaster Preparedness Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Service Dog Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
National Wildlife Day
National Iguana Awareness Day
National Pet Memorial Day
Second Sunday in September
National Elephant Appreciation Day
National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday
Sea Otter Awareness Week
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday
National Farm Safety & Health Week
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday
National Teach Ag Day
Fourth Thursday in September
World Rabies Day
How many cats do you know that love to ride in a car? The fact is, cats aren’t dogs, and most cats are unlikely to ever enjoy a car ride the way some of their canine counterparts do. The goal of my blog isn’t to convert your cat into an easy rider, but since cats have to ride in cars sometimes, my goal is to describe a few simple actions you can take to make the car ride less stressful for you and your cat.
So what can you do to make the car ride more enjoyable for everyone involved? Here are a few tips:
Prepare your cat for the car ride
Your cat should be secured in the car
Keep all traveling cats in a carrier. This is for your own safety as well as your cat’s safety. It is not safe to have your cat roaming freely in your vehicle while you are driving. Your cat could become frightened and dart under the brake pedal or accelerator, possibly causing an accident. In addition, having a cat jumping around the vehicle is a dangerous distraction. To be safe, always keep your cat in a secure carrier.
Get your cat acclimated to the carrier before the trip
Take short car rides with your cat first
Know when to get help for your cat