Traveling with your pet this summer
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:37:33 GMT —
Lots of people are starting their summer vacations ... but what do you do if you have a pet?
If you plan to bring them with, here are things to remember before you leave. Pack your own food bowls and waste pick-up supplies.
When traveling by car, the safest place for your pet to be is in a crate.
"It's going to keep the dog in the car. You can put them in the backseat and they're not going to jump in the front seat or on your lap," Casey Decker said.
Temperatures are hot, so remember to keep your pet hydrated while traveling -- and never leave your pet in the car, even if the windows are cracked. Heatstroke can be fatal.
"Things to look for, for heat stroke, are heavy panting or the skin being hot. Or looking dazed and dizzy," Decker said.
If you plan on going to the beach, remember, not all dogs can swim.
Some dogs like the water but others don't. If you plan on taking your dog on a boat, a dog life jacket is very important -- they not only save human's lives, but your pet's life too.