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Traveling With a Dog


In August, my husband and I will be driving to Missouri from California to take my mom a car. We will be flying back. Along on this trip, we will be taking our 1 year old Pomeranian puppy. We flew on an airplane with him last August and he did great. I am concerned about how he will handle the drive for 2 days straight. Should I be concerned about car sickness? Any suggestions on traveling with my lovely pet will be appreciated.
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Teresa from California

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Trial Run

Take him for a half-day or whole day trip and see how he does. If nothing else, it will get him used to traveling in a car.

By Noella

Research and Microchips

You will need to check with the states you are traveling through as the pup is considered live stock. You should also bring along his papers (rabies, vaccines, etc).

This should be first: Get him or her micro chipped. God forbid your pup gets away from you, and runs. They could become lost, or worse. Have your cell phone number and/or your destination phone number on their collar. Make an ID tag at local pet store for a couple of bucks. This way, should they be found, you might still be in the area.

I moved over 1000 miles and drove through seven different states with my two dogs (to me they are my four legged kids). Even though they are trained and listen, while stopped for breaks they were frightened and uneasy by the unfamiliar noises from the semis, traffic, new smells and an unfamiliar place.

You'll need to plan ahead as not all hotels or motels accommodate pets either.
Sorry for the information overload, but if I had this info prior to this trip, I would have been more prepared.

By Michelle

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