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Pet Calendar: How To Travel Safely With Your Pets In Winter
By Robbi Hess ~ Managing Editor Pet Calendar, Crimeless Cat Executive Story Editor, Chief Cat Herder Some areas of the country have been dealing with snow for some time, but winter doesn't officially begin until December 21. Whether you've been in a deep freeze or whether your winters remain temperate, I have some tips for how to travel safely with your pets in winter. Pet Calendar: How To Travel Safely With Your Pets In Winter Traveling with pets, regardless of the weather poses unique challenges and that can be amped up if you have more than one pet and more than one species with you. When I take a road trip, it typically is to our house that is is close to four hours away and involves traveling with either one or two dogs and always with two cats. It sometimes feels it takes me more time to get everyone packed up safely in the car than it does to drive the four hours! Make certain your pets have gone to the bathroom before you leave. I put the Devon Rexes back in and by the litter boxes and hope (fingers crossed) that they use them. We have been making the trip for about a year and a half and so far no kitty accidents in the car. I do have a folding litter box from Sturdi Products and some kitty litter in a spill proof container in case the need arises. How I would maneuver letting the cats out of the carrier and get them into the litter box is a logistic I haven't quite figured out yet, but assume I will if the need arises. The dogs do their business, but if they don't it is easy enough to pull off the highway and let them go in…