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Spring Break With Your Pet - Tips to Keep Them Safe

Now is the time of the year that many people are heading off to spring break destinations. And since many pets are like family members, they want to bring their pets with them.


Its best to leave your pet at home, but if you can't here are 5 tips to have a safer spring break with your pet.

1. Seat Belts & Crates



If you are driving to spring break with your pet in the car, then make sure you secure them properly. You can now buy seat belts specifically made for dogs. But the better way is to secure them in a nice crate to keep them safe, so you are less distracted on the road.

2. Camp Fires



If you are camping out, make sure you keep your pet away from camp fires. Dogs are very curious and love to stick their nose into flames. This often results in a nasty and painful burn on the tip of their nose.

3. Water Safety



If you are going to be out on the water as part of your spring break fun, make sure you keep your dog safe on the boat.

If your pet has not been swimming for a while you may even think about buying a dog life jacket for them.

4. Alcohol and toxins



Going to strange locations and being around younger adults, some might find it fun to give your dog strange things to drink and lick at.

If you are going to a party with younger people, keep your dog back at your hotel, so people are not tempted to experiment with it.

5. Emergency Numbers



Lastly, know the emergency number for the local veterinary clinic where you will be staying. Knowing this in advance can save you valuable time in case of an emergency.

The most important thing to remember if your want to spring break with your pet, is to use common sense and put the needs of your dog first.

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