Added: 20 June 2018
As the summer is well under way, you’re probably planning your summer holiday. But with 58 million pets in the UK, what do you do about your dog? Take them with you, of course! So, if you are thinking of taking your pooch away with you, here’s what you need to do.
Get Your Pet Ready
Your dog should be microchipped so if they go on a wander when you’re away, you can find them, but if not you should get them microchipped and vaccinated to ensure their health is all up to scratch. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to get your pet a passport so you can travel across Europe together!
Get The Perfect Car
The perfect car for travelling with a dog is a vehicle that is spacious and will give them plenty of room so both you and your dog can relax and are comfortable. Our Vauxhall SUV’s like the Grandland X and Crossland X are perfect for your pet with plenty of boot and foot well space for your dog. Alternatively, people carriers also offer great space, so in the Vauxhall Combo Life your dog will sleep in peace.
Plan Your Route
It makes the journey so much better when your pet is happy! That’s why exercising your dog before you travel, not feeding them too much to prevent travel sickness, and ensuring you know when you can give them a toilet break, is essential to their happiness. Know exactly which service stations have an area to stretch your puppy’s legs and ensure that you do so regularly on long journeys – it’ll be a nice chance for you to have a driving break too!
Make Sure Your Pet Is Secure
When you’re packing up your car, make sure your dog is in the car with all things that will make them comfortable – whether it’s a blanket, a toy, or a grate. You might want to get your pet a safety harness for the journey too! These harnesses are specially designed like a seatbelt that will keep your dog strapped into their seat, protecting them from harm in the event of an accident or airbag activation. This will give you peace of mind and make sure they are as safe as your human passengers too!
When you get to your destination, make sure your pooch has enough water and shelter from the sun, and once you’ve unpacked all their toys, it’s time to enjoy your summer!