How can I keep my pet safe on long road trips with cold weather?
Firstly, it is important to make sure that your pet is fit to travel. This includes making sure that it is cleaned, groomed, healthy, and follows basic obedience rules. Some preparations that you can make before the trip is to pack products that will help keep your pet warm, like blankets, cozy pet beds, and microwaveable heat pads. Retaining this body heat should help prevent frostbite or hypothermia in common places like the ear, nose, paws, and tips of the tail. Additionally, you should make sure that your car is pet friendly, meaning there should be nothing posing a serious risk of injury like sharp edges or tight corners. Smaller dogs can use a dog harness or carrier, while larger ones can fit into weighted kennels. Finally, make sure that you take frequent pit stops so that your pet can have a potty break outside rather than inside your vehicle!