Traveling with Dogs: Car Seat Covers & Dog Travel Gear | Orvis
Car travel with dogs can be fun, if you're prepared. Follow these tips to stay up to speed on keeping your pup car-ready.
Airlines require health certificates and proof of vaccination, so you need to get them from your veterinarian and forward a copy to the airline immediately. Carry one with you the day of the flight, too, in case any questions arise about your dog’s clearance to travel.
It is essential to ensure that dogs are safely secured in the car for any travel. Dogs should be secured in a manner which prevents them from moving around the cabin of the vehicle. This ensures the safest method of travel for both the dog and other occupants in the case of a car accident. The use of car dog harnesses are useful for this purpose. The harness secures around the dog with the main support across the sternum and is then secured to the existing car seatbelt. Manufacturer's instructions should be carefully followed. In the case of a motor vehicle accident the dog is prevented from becoming a projectile which could cause injury to the dog and/or humans in the car.
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An increasing number of pet owners are taking their dogs with them when they travel by car or airplane rather than leaving them behind. On a day to day basis, there may be some places where your dog may accompany you, whether you are visiting friends, going to work, or taking the dog to the groomer, veterinarian or doggy day care. On the other hand, it is not always practical to take your dog with you; at these times, you may have to take your pet to a boarding kennel. Some dogs travel well in the car but others do not. They may salivate, become restless, whine, howl, bark, pace, seek your attention or physical contact (which can be dangerous if you are the driver) and may even vomit, urinate or pass stools. Similarly, plane travel can be extremely stressful for some dogs. You may be able to predict this in advance if you know your dog’s temperament and how it reacts to car travel or being placed in a crate. Even if you expect your dog to handle a plane ride with minimum distress, you cannot be certain how the unfamiliar location, unfamiliar handlers, separation from the owners, pressure and temperature changes, unfamiliar noises, and the presence of other animals may affect your pet. However, what you can predict and control is how your dog reacts to its travel crate.Some dogs love to ride in cars and it's fun to take them along with you wherever you go. However, this is not the case for all dogs. Here are some safety tips you should think about before traveling by car with your favorite pet, whether they enjoy the journey or not.Travel requirements for pets vary between airlines and destinations. It is important to check with your airline well in advance, and if you will be traveling internationally, to also check what the importation rules are for your destination country. In most cases dogs must travel in the cargo compartment of the airplane (except for some small dogs in carriers and services dogs that can travel with their owners).