Consider Taking Your Pet On A Long Driving Trip Print

OK, you want to take Fido and/or Fluffy with you. If on the road for more than a night or two, consider ways to make your pets comfortable and safe. Stop at least once every two hours to give your leashed pets food, water, exercise and toilet time. If your travel partner is a cat, bring along a sand box.

When in heavy traffic with frequent sudden stops, use safe restraining straps for pets. When booking a hotel, motel or private house, be sure to know the rules for visiting pets. Websites, such as, list thousands of pet friendly lodgings, restaurants, clubs, beaches and other places that accept and have facilities for pets.