Going on a Road Trip with Your Dog

Does your dog like to go for car rides? If you’re planning for a road trip with your dog then make sure he’s used to longer car rides. You can start with a few regular car rides to the gas station or the dog park and then slowly make the ride longer. Go to the other side of town or the other side of the state depending on how far. For instance, start with 15 minute trips, extend to 45 minutes, and then go for an hour or more. If your dog can make it an hour then he’ll probably do well longer. Most dogs will be excited to start and then calm down and even sleep depending how comfortable the car is and how long the ride is. If you plan to be away overnight, make sure you call ahead to your hotel to ensure its dog friendly. You may need to take vaccine records with you. You can get copies from your professional  vet Des Moines, IA.


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