They were running around trying to get a hold of the dog the last I saw. We did not stop as it could cause a bigger problem with the dog running even more from strangers.
Dogs are so excited to go they don't always listen. Please always have a leash on your precious pets when out and about to keep them under control and safe. As a child, my dog ran into traffic and died in front of me. In 47 years, I have never forgotten that devastating event. I hope this tip prevents others from having to experience such a loss.
In the car I have a pad for them to lay on and a blanket for them to get under. They have a small bowl of food. Not much, just a little so they don't get too hungry and have a snack. I also keep pet snacks handy and offer them one every hour or two. They also have two small NON-SQUEAKY toys to play with, along with one rawhide bone for each dog.
Anytime I stop, I offer them some water, then take them for a walk. Even if I'm only stopping for a minute to run into a ladies room. They probably have to go too! After I've gone in and done my business, I take them for another short walk to let them relieve themselves one last time before hitting the road again. I also give the cat one last chance at the litter box too.
When it comes to eating on the road, I stick with drive thru's. This way I don't have to leave the pets in the car where they may get over heated or too cold. I save restaurant eating for when I arrive at my destination. This also has 2 more good things to it: I save money over restaurants, and also save time too.
If I will be there for more than 4 days, I set aside one day when I let the desk know, and bring all the pets outside with me for a good long walk while the maids do my room. The cat is brought out in her carrier. It's too easy for a panicked cat to get out of a collar, or get hurt trying, at the sight of a strange or aggressive dog. Should there be a problem with an aggressive dog that is not being handled by its owner, I report it to the front desk at my first opportunity. This has only happened to me twice and both times the desk people took care of the problem immediately.
I've used this system for many years and have never once had a problem. And by using this system, it makes the trip much more pleasant for me and for my beloved pets.
By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC
It just isn't safe for your dog or cat to be roaming all over the car while you are trying to drive. My German Shepherd/Husky mix used to always knock the car out of gear while he was switching from the front seat to the back seat - not good!
Different airlines have different regulations, but there are some basics to keep in mind:
No matter where you are traveling, make sure your pet wears a collar and identification tags at all times! You may want to put your cell phone number on the tags, so if your pet gets lost while you are away from home, you still have a good chance of being reunited.
By Catherine Forman
I have a 4 year old rescue Shitz Tzu, she was raised solely in a crate, pretty much 24/7. She was well groomed. But here's the problem, I've had her now for almost 3 years and can't travel with her. She can ride in the car to the park which is 2 blocks away, but she freaks out going to to the groomer's, only 1 mile away. We've been taking her there since we got her, so she knows the way there. I'm driving to California every 6 months and can't keep her here any more she becomes so stressed out and scared she get the runs. I want to take her with us when we go out of state. Please help. I don't want to do doggie downers. Thanks.
By Liz P
When my dogs were pups and they would go traveling with us, I would hold them or keep them very close to me while my husband drove. We also stopped at literally every rest stop we came across and it gave us and them a break to walk around and go potty. They both outgrew their nervousness and now they enjoy riding in the car cause they both have their own car seats.
Do not let your dog look out the side windows on the car. This will make anybody sick cause they are trying to focus on objects that are moving and this is what causes motion sickness. Try to keep his eyes focused on the front window.
Try Benadryl to calm your dog.