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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