Holiday Travel Tips with a Furry Friend

By: James D. Kelly

Many of us will be traveling by car or air to celebrate the Holiday season with family and friends. If you are planning on taking along a furry friend, some advanced planning will help to make your travels safer, more enjoyable and fun.

Following are a few tips to make your trips as trouble free as possible

Some final thoughts:

Before you go through all the trouble of taking you pet with you, the first thing to do is make sure your pet will be welcome when you arrive. We know our pet is the best there is, but strangers, and even some relatives, or the pets of your friends or relatives, may not welcome her with open arms!

Your pet may be confused or upset upon reaching your destination, so one of the first things you should do when you get there is to make you pet comfortable with its own crate, blanket or toy from home. Also take along a "Do Not Disturb" sign for your room, so people will know you have a pet in the room and won't be surprised upon opening the door. RELAX and enjoy your trip, your pet will sense if you are having a good time and act accordingly.

Some other products you may want to consider to make your Holiday travels easier.

The Dog-Gone Device, A Backpack your pet can travel in in comfort while leaving your hands free. Great for shopping, camping or hiking!

A Pet Car Seat or Booster. For added fun and security. A great place for your pet to ride in the back seat with his harness.

A Pet Tote for our smaller furry friends. Great for keeping your little friend from underfoot and in full view while visiting friends or a leisurely stroll.

James D. Kelly is the owner of Travelin' Pets, a web site specializing in providing information and quality products for traveling pets and their owners.

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