Crate is safer & provides security for pets on car trips. Avoid untethered sliding in the backseat.
On long car trips, avoid overpacking your pet's crate with toys. Less is more for their comfort and mobility.
Pet travel requires health certificate, vaccinations, and airline-specific paperwork. Contact vet and airline for requirements.
Microchip or update tags to find lost pet in unfamiliar place.
Feed less before the trip to avoid upset stomachs, stress diarrhea, and motion sickness. Empty tummy for smoother travel.
Pets need access to water when traveling to avoid dehydration. Pack extra water or attach a bowl to their crate. Wet food helps hydrate them.
Bernal recommends puzzle dog toys like Kong to keep pets busy and distracted during travel, reducing stress.
"Never leave pets in a hot car; it can be fatal within minutes."