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Posted on 08-24-2018

Brooklyn Veterinarian Advises How to Prepare For Your First Road Trip With Your Pet

Road trips are often highly memorable experiences. They can be even more fun when your pet joins you on your epic adventure. The following are some key travel tips from your Brooklyn veterinarian for pet road trips.

pet dog in a car

Start by making a comprehensive checklist and pack all the essentials for your pet. Your list might include:

  • Pet food and water
  • Food and water dishes
  • Toys
  • Leash
  • Medications, sunscreen, etc.
  • Brush


Consider Crating Your Pet

Some pets will be just fine if they are allowed to stay free during the road trip, especially if they are accustomed to riding in the car. However, if there is any chance they could be disruptive, consider keeping them in a crate or large pet carrier for the trip.

A Pre-Trip Pet Exam

Make sure your pet is physically healthy enough for the trip by bringing them into your Brooklyn veterinarian for a pet wellness exam. Be sure they are also up to date on their latest vaccinations and pet parasite treatments. Consider having them microchipped to increase the odds of their return should they escape.

Plan For Regular Rest Stops

Your pet will require rest stops, so plan to stop every four hours or so to allow them to relieve themselves, walk around a bit and have some food and water.
  
Many pets love car rides and new adventures, but it’s important to plan ahead so that the experience will be enjoyable for everyone on board. Pet road trips can be enhanced by these travel tips from your Brooklyn veterinarian Clinton Hill Animal Clinic.

Schedule a Pet Exam with Your Brooklyn Veterinarian Clinton Hill Animal Clinic

We are also here to assist you with your pet’s pre-trip health and wellness needs. We are a full-service animal clinic and can assist you with full exams, vaccinations, flea and tick treatments, pet dental care, microchipping, and much more. As one of the leading Brooklyn veterinary hospitals, you can count on Brooklyn veterinarian Clinton Hill Animal Clinic for professional, compassionate care. Call us today for more pet travel tips or to book an appointment at 718-623-3999.

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