by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net)There are many boarding kennels and pet-sitting businesses that will gladly care for your dog when you are traveling. However, the current trend to treat a pet as part of the family makes many Americans consider bringing Fido along on vacation!
Some folks are fortunate enough to afford to rent or purchase an RV. Those of us that don’t have that option can still include 4-legged family members in the vacation plan!
There are many pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. Be sure to check about quarantine laws before crossing a state line—Massachusetts, for example, demands a 48-hour quarantine on all pets coming in to the state.
Before traveling with Fido, visit your veterinarian for last-minute shots and a check-up. Ask for copies of ALL of his medical records and store them in a safe place; you may need to produce them quickly! Ask about medication for calming and motion sickness; some dogs are easily stressed out and become ill when routines have changed.
A car restraint is mandatory for traveling with dogs. A sudden stop makes an unrestrained pet into a projectile! An inexpensive restraint can be made from a bungee cord and a metal clasp attached to your dog’s harness.
Don’t forget: Basic Obedience/Puppy Class begins on Saturday, September 28 at 11:00. Tuition is $20 per dog, per class. Residents of Gloucester City are tuition-free. Please call 856.981.8957 to enroll.
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700 Market St Gloucester City, NJ