Relocating with your Pet

After my last blog post I went on the longest car ride of my life and boy was it fun!  I traveled from Ohio to Florida with my Dad.  Of course I was wearing my seatbelt and it worked out really well because not only was I safe but the harness I wear my Dad could easily attach my leash and take me to potty on our trip.   There were tons of interesting smells and humans I met along the way! A couple of things that I noticed is it is a lot warmer in Florida and I drink a lot more water. Instead of chasing squirrels in my backyard like I used to in Ohio, I am now chasing lizards.  I haven’t caught one yet but I have gotten close. I get walks early in the morning and later in the evening to avoid the heat.  Sometimes I even get to go swimming in this water that is funny smelling and tasting.  It isn’t what I am used to but it is still fun. The Dog to Human Translation: I recently moved across the country with my dog Daisy and it was a 16 hr car ride.  I of course made sure she was secured in her seatbelt and also had food and water available for her throughout the ride.  I stopped every couple of hours along the way to make sure Daisy could get out stretch her legs and use the potty.  For the most part she slept which was great. Prior to moving to St. Pete Beach I did some research to make sure that I...

Pet Safety Tips

I love to go on car rides!  My Dad is always telling me to click or ticket it young lady, so I get to show off my stylish seatbelt harness. I wasn’t a big fan of it at first but after traveling across country numerous times in my life I got used to it.  So if you are going on a car ride ask your parent to make sure that you are secure and safe in the vehicle. The Dog to Human Translation: Our pets love to go on car rides and it is important that we do it safely.  At first Daisy didn’t enjoy her doggy seatbelt but after a couple of trips she got used to it. Only a small percentage of pet owners restrain their pets while they are in their vehicles.  By restraining your pets you aren’t only protecting your pet but you are also protecting yourself and other passengers in the vehicle. There are several ways to restrain your pets and they are as followed: travel carriers, crates or doggy seatbelts and harnesses. Please take the time and keep your pet safe while...