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Top Tips For Travelling With Pets 🙌 🚘

Top Tips For Travelling With Pets 🙌 🚘

There’s nothing better than having your best friend along for the ride. But, before you take off there's a few essentials you NEED to know to ensure a smooth ride. 

Taking your pup on a road trip is a great way to bond with your four-legged best friend. But, if the idea of taking a long drive with your pet has you feeling anxious, don’t worry! We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to make sure that you and your furry buddy have a safe and stress-free journey. Read on for everything you need to know about car travel with pets.👇

Prepare Your Pet

If this will be your pup’s first time travelling in the car then it’s important that they get used to riding in the car before embarking on a longer journey. Start off by taking them out for short rides around town and gradually increase the length of each trip until they become familiar with car travel over longer distances. Giving them a comfy and stable way to ride in the car with you will help with motion sickness and overall anxiety and wellbeing. The Autopetz Travel Couch has great features like raised sides, a cloud-like fleece centre and removable, washable covers (in case of emergencies) to name a few that can make it your pets source of comfort and security in the car while also having more convenient features like storage pockets and easy attachments straps to make it all easy for you. It might also help to play calming music or add in a familiar blanket to your Travel Couch which apply gentle pressure around their body and help further reduce anxiety during car trips.

Safety First

Before hitting the open road, there are some essential safety steps that must be taken. The first step is to make sure that your dog is wearing the correct identification tags such as their name, address and phone number. You should also bring along all of your pup’s medical records in case of an emergency. Most importantly, ensuring your pet is safely secured to your car seat to prevent slipping and sliding or injury during sudden breaks or accidents is essential.

We recommend keeping your puppy in a travel-safe booster seat during car trips. The Autopetz Travel Couch includes over 3 safety attachment points that do just this. So you can keep your eyes on the road, knowing your furbaby is riding completely safe. Additionally, if you will be travelling outside of Australia it’s important to check whether or not they require any vaccinations prior to entering new states or countries.

Bring Along Supplies

In addition to basic hygiene items like shampoo, toothbrush and paw balm, it’s also important to remember traveling essentials such as food, water and treats for when your pup gets tired or needs some extra TLC. If you plan on stopping off at rest stops or parks along the way, it might also be beneficial to bring along a blanket so they can take a break from the car seat without getting too cold or wet from dew on the grass. The Autopetz Travel Couch includes 2 handly, large storage pockets on both sides, simply pop your supplies in there to keep the rest of your car clean for the drive. 

Traveling long distances with pets can be daunting but by following these simple tips you can easily make sure that both you and your pupper have an enjoyable experience! Remember that safety always comes first so make sure that all necessary precautions are taken before hitting the open road with your four-legged bestie! With these tips in mind it won't be long before you'll both be ready for any adventure together! Happy travels!

Whether your pet is travelling around the corner or around the country, Autopetz is here. 

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