road trip with dogs

Tips for Dogs on the Go: In Town or On the Road

In the Car

Does your dog love to stick her head out the car window as you cruise down the road? It’s fun for pet owners to watch their dogs as their ears and jowls flap in the wind, sending slobber skyward onto windshields in their dust. Unfortunately, this is the kind of fun that can cause injury to your pooch. Insects and road debris can inflict serious harm on your dog’s eyes and mucous membranes. If you are renting a car for a holiday with your four-legged friend, make sure you check their rules about having pets in the car (some will require an extra deposit, some do not allow it at all) and make sure that you look around for a budget friendly rate for your car hire. An unsecured dog can create hazards within the car by distracting the driver or by interfering with foot controls…