Like many Americans, I’ll be taking another road trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. My (doggie) brother will be riding in a crate in the back seat of the car. I’ll be wearing my car harness because I behave better in the car than my brother.
Even a short trip in the car requires some planning when you have pets. Always keep water in the car. And when you have well-watered pets … be prepared to make more stops. Of course when you do stop, make sure all your pets are restrained before you open a car door. Pets should always wear identification tags in case they get lost.
When I go to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house on Thanksgiving, they always have special dog treats for me. But when it comes to sharing the turkey dinner, they are not so generous. They won’t even throw me a turkey bone – they say that the bones can splinter and cause me to choke. The dog treats are good though. Happy Thanksgiving!
Note: Take a Pet First Aid class at the American Red Cross and learn what to do if your pet is choking.