Travelling with your dog in the car

When travelling in the car with your dog, consider using a specially designed dog carrier, or a harness, depending on the size and age of your dog. Carriers should have good ventilation, a secure door and plenty of room – never leave your dog loose in the car. In the event of an accident an unsecured dog could not only seriously hurt themselves but could also be a danger to other passengers in the car.

<h2>Longer Journeys<h/2>

For longer journeys, tips to help make the trip stress-free and enjoyable for you and your dog include: 

1.    Don't feed your dog immediately prior to car travel

2.    Stop every 2 hours for some exercise and toilet break

3.    Take a water container for your dog to have a drink when you stop

4.    Use a window blind to shield your dog from the sun

5.    Never leave your dog unattended in a hot car

When travelling to tick prone areas be extra vigilant of changes in your dog's behaviour. Consider a preventative such as NexGard Spectra  to protect your dog from these nasty and potentially deadly parasites.

Learn more about dog safety here. 

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