*Pets Corner is a column I write for pet owners that is published monthly in the Old South News, a newsletter in London, Ontario.
Thinking of taking a road trip this summer? Keep these safety tips for travelling with your pets in mind:
- Pets that are unrestrained in a moving car are at risk of serious injury to themselves and to you, in the event of a car accident. Keep pets secure in a crate or carrier attached to either seatbelts or bolts – always in the rear seats of your vehicle. Alternatively, invest in a specially made harness that attaches to a seatbelt.
- Travel with emergency items including a pet first aid kit, medications your pet needs, food and water with collapsible dishes, and travel documents required for border crossing.
- Confirm that your pet’s ID tags and microchips have the correct information should you become separated.
Travelling with pets is not always possible – if you need to leave your furry friends at home, contact me for your pet sitting needs!
Melissa Harris, Barks and Recreation