I am pleased as a flea at a dog show to be heading out for a much-needed vacation! I am to accompany my family on an RV adventure. This is an unusual experience for me, as I tend to prefer more of the jet-setting scene to travel the world, procuring wondrous products for our discriminating customers. However, I am choosing to view this as an opportunity to research the needs of mobile pets, specifically with car and RV transportation.
Be Safe, Use Restraint!Humans are required to be restrained in automobiles for safety reasons. While there are no pet restraint laws in vehicles that I am aware of, might I suggest you consider this for your favored companions as well? This is for our safety as well as yours as we may try to be backseat barkers. I have even been tempted to commandeer the drivers seat, or at least try to get some attention from the driver. To help us to remember to be the gentledogs that we desire to be, I suggest one of our effective car harnesses. For smaller dogs, we also offer booster seats with harness clips that may also alleviate car sickness by allowing your pet to see out the window.
Shed Happens (and Other Messes Too)I have an impeccable grooming routine and also been blessed with a non-shedding coat, but for dogs that shed, it may be beneficial to protect your vehicles interior with one of our seat covers. And, should your dog suffer from car sickness or were to sneak an unapproved treat, you will be doubly pleased with your foresight in getting one of these protective covers as they can easily be machine washed!
I encourage obtaining souvenirs, but we should take care to make sure that certain indicators of our presence should not be left behind. We want to be invited back, after all! Definitely invest in one of our handy pet waste bag dispensers and refills. We carry several models with different features, such as lights for nighttime use. Pack some carpet/upholstery cleaner and paper towels in case an accident should occur.
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
One of my favorite products that make rest stops easy is the Walkieway All-in-One Dog Leash-Collar. This retractable leash is built into the collar which ensures your dog is safely constrained no matter what your travel adventures may bring. This product is designed by aerospace engineers to guarantee strength and reliability - up to 110 pounds of resistance!
Bring several chew toys and familiar play things to soothe any traveling anxieties. For your own peace of mind, pack a pet first aid kit, just in case.
Remember Treats and Temperature Issues!
No road trip would be complete without a supply of refreshments. We offer healthy treats, handy Pupperware storage containers, travel bowls, and water dispensers to keep your pup satisfied, cool, and hydrated. Should your pet be unable to accompany you to your own refreshment, consider one of our tie-outs or a folding crate to use in the shade to ensure Fluffy doesnt overheat. Never leave your pet in a hot car!
Here is a link to find pet-friendly establishments to plan your trip with your pet in mind: PetsWelcome.com.
I hope to post photos of my adventures while Im gone!
Missing you already,
An animal control officer in South Carolina responded to a call about a barking dog. The investigator found a tiny Shih Tzu mix barking in a ravine. Smith climbed down the embankment and found out why the dog was there. She was nursing a tiny kitten!Continue Reading >