Pets are great. Sometimes, though, traveling with them isn’t so great.
Pets can be difficult travel companions. Sometimes they’re fussy. Sometimes they get scared. And usually there’s a lot we have to do as owners to make sure they have a smooth and trouble-free experience.
Fortunately, I have some tips for you to use when you travel with your pets (all as a part of my concierge service in Fort Myers!)
For starters, safety is of the utmost importance. We want to take care of our pets and want to keep them safe, so that should be what we focus on first. Buckle up your pets and secure them in your car if you’re driving. This means putting them in a secure carrier that you can buckle into place. You may need a special seatbelt. Also, avoid putting them in the front seat.
Also, while driving, keep your pets inside the car at all times. This means no rolling down the windows so they can hang out their paws or heads.
To make things easy, have water and food (preferably light snacks) available and on hand whenever you stop, especially if you’re going on a long trip. Pets need to be watered and let out every 1.5-2 hours on average. Having plenty of water is highly recommended, as your pets may not be very hungry but will be thirsty.
Additionally, try to never leave your pets alone in a car. A car is generally 20 degrees hotter on the inside than it is on the outside. So a pleasant 75-degree day means your car is at least 95 degrees on the inside. In just one hour, the temperature can rise more than 40 degrees, which can spell disaster for your pet.
If you’re flying your pets, make sure their carriers are comfortable. Put an extra layer of padding on the inside, and include a blanket. Also include a comfort toy, as flying for pets can be very scary.
Contact me for more tips for making your life more convenient with a concierge service in Fort Myers!