In an effort to bring pet travel safety to the forefront of pet parents' minds this summer, we have partnered with the AKC Canine Health Foundation, or CHF, to launch the Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign.
Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a move, or a getaway, over 65% of pet parents plan to hit the road with their pet this summer. As much as pet parents adore their pets, many don’t practice safe pet travel habits. Distracted driving, unsecured pets, leaving pets in hot vehicles, and letting pets stick their heads out the window are among some of these unsafe practices.
With pet travel in high gear, summer is a great time to reinforce and create greater awareness of the best practices of safe pet travel.
On July 25th the AKC Canine Health Foundation will release a pet travel safety podcast featuring TripsWithPets.com's President, Kim Salerno. Those interested in this podcast can find it on the CHF website. Don't miss it!
In addition, for the months of July and August we are offering 15% OFF all our pet travel products at our online store. A sampling of our products include pet seat belts, vehicle pet barriers, and pet car seats. Enter the coupon code: SAFETRAVELS at checkout to receive your discount.
Ensure your pet travels safely this summer and always!
Pets & Distracted Driving: When we hear the term “distracted driving,” most of us think of the obvious culprits — eating, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, texting, or rummaging for a dropped object on the car floor. However, few of us consider the driving distraction leaving our furry friends unsecured can cause. Read more...
Properly Securing Your Pet in a Vehicle: With pet travel on the rise, more and more dogs and cats are suffering severe injuries from not being properly restrained. A pet that is not properly restrained in a vehicle is a danger to itself and other passengers in the vehicle. Read more...
|Dog's Head Out the Car Window | A Dangerous Habit: For most pups, the best part of a car ride is feeling the breeze in their furry faces as they stick their head out the window. Despite the feel good nature of this pleasurable experience, it's actually a very dangerous habit. Read more...|
|Dangers of Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Parked Car: With the summer months upon us, we are at the height of pet travel. With most pets traveling by car, it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Read more...|
|Pets Riding in Pickup Truck Beds: You may see it quite often as you're driving around town: dogs riding in the back of trucks. You might even know someone who does it. Why not? It seems so convenient to just load your dog up in the back and take them with you. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 100,000 dogs are killed each year in accidents involving riding in truck beds. Read more...|
|How to Curb Car Sickness in Dogs: Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your dog in the car. Read more...|
|Pet Travel Tips for the Car: If you're planning on taking a road trip with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your dog, cat, or other furry friend in mind. Learn about essential pre-travel prepartion and on the road tips. Read more...|