When traveling with a pooch — bring water. Not everyone normally treats a pet to purified beverages, but you can reuse old water bottles by filling with your home's tap water before you go. That way your pooch willl have the same drinking water he's used to, an especially helpful step for sensitive tummies. As a bonus before long car rides, I also freeze a bottle and place it near North so he can lick the condensation while in his carrier — it adds baby sips without increasing the necessary potty breaks along the way.
Road trip! If you're hitting the mean streets for a trip this (long) weekend, don't forget a safe spot for your pet. As cute as it is to have him ride shotgun, or in your lap, I don't recommend it.
If the airbags deploy, the force can kill or seriously hurt a pooch in a minor accident that would have barely roughed him up otherwise. While it's possible to disable passenger side bags on many cars, I put North's fab carseat in the back diagonally from the driver's seat. This means I can keep an eye on him from the rearview mirror and glance back at him more easily at red lights than if he was directly behind me. Happy trails to you, too!
Source: Flickr User ByJane
Well they're usually not behind the wheel — don't worry, this car is parked — but how often do your pets travel via car?