Before you start your vacation, get your dog and cat accustomed to a long car ride by taking them on short trips in the neighborhood and gradually lengthening the time with each trip.
Be sure you put your pets in a safe crate just roomy enough for them to sit or lie down in vehicle. Use a harness that attaches to your car seat belt. Keep the pet away from airbags that can harm them if deployed. Bring a favorite toy or a stuffed animal to put in the create.
Do not let you dog stick its had out the window of a moving vehicle. Derbies can get into their ears, eyes and nose causing pain or even infection. Only keep your window cracked.
Be as consistent as you possibly can with mealtime and walking schedules. Don't be surprised if your pet doesn't eat the first day or so because this is a common reaction to change.
Give your pet plenty of love, play time and exercise.
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