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The Nervous Traveler - How to Calm Your Anxious Pets



 
 
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Old August 13th 08, 12:08 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.rescue
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Default The Nervous Traveler - How to Calm Your Anxious Pets


The road trip is a great American tradition. It's fun to pack up the
car and go search for adventure - or just head to Grandma's house. For
many of us, the trip just isn't the same without a furry traveling
buddy. Some dogs and cats just love to get on the road, looking out
the window at the world whipping by. But not all pets travel well.
Some pets have a fear of riding in cars or get nauseous from motion
sickness. Be kind to your animal friends by slowly introducing them to
car travel, and use some of these tips to help your pets feel more
comfortable:


Get your pet used to riding in the car before you take a long trip.
Take your dog or cat with you for the short drive to the post office
or other quick trips.
Go for a long walk, play a game or get some other exercise so your pet
is tired and more likely to sleep during the trip.
Spend some time with your pet before leaving on a trip. Things can get
pretty hectic when you're getting ready to go. A few quiet moments
just relaxing and petting your companion can calm both of you. ...

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