Is Your Pet Safe While you Are on Vacation?

Is your pet safe while you are away on vacation?  Or if Rufus or Felix is a major part of your family and comes along on vacation, is he or she safe while in your vehicle?  It is estimated that 60 percent of American households have pets, so it is important to think about what to do with your furry friends when you go on vacation.

If you decide to leave your pet at home, make sure they are going to be taken care of.  Have a family member or friend check on your pet to feed them, walk them, and make sure they are okay.  This is especially important if you do not keep your pet in a kennel or separate room—you wouldn’t want to come home to find your favorite items torn to shreds!

moving_with_pets.jpgSome families may decide to take their pets on vacation with them.  If you decide to do this, make sure your pet is safe in your vehicle.  According to Bark Buckle UP, 98 percent of dogs do not travel properly restrained in a moving vehicle.  This can lead to accidents and unnecessary Wisconsin auto insurance claims.  When traveling with a pet, keep them in the back seat, invest in pet safety restraints or a pet carrier, and make sure your car windows are not opened all the way.

Traveling with or without your pet can be a stressful experience, but taking the necessary precautions can save you a lot of time and stress.  Taking your furry friend on vacation should be enjoyable, so make the necessary preparations and enjoy your vacation!


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