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Pet Calendar: Pet Travel Safety
By Robbi Hess ~ Managing Editor Pet Calendar, Crimeless Cat Executive Story Editor, Chief Cat Herder Pet Calendar: Pet Travel Safety Celebrated January 2 Anyone who travels with their pets is aware of pet travel safety every time they travel, but the day is celebrated on January 2. As someone who regularly travels with two Devon Rexes, a miniature poodle and a Goldendoodle, I understand what goes into getting ready to get out the door and hit the road. It is almost as time consuming as it was when we traveled with our children. Sometimes I think it takes longer to get the Devons rounded up and into their Sleepypod carriers than it does to do much of anything else. Thankfully, all of our pets enjoy travel. The Devon Rexes curl up in the same carrier and never make a peep for the entire almost four hour car ride up to our river house in Alexandria Bay, NY. The dogs get into their seatbelts, buckled in and away we go. Before we put the car into "drive" though, here are some of the things I do to assure we have a safe road trip. Pack food and water. We never leave home without food and water. When you're taking a four hour trip you just never know what could transpire along the way - accidents, closed roads, detours, snow storms, construction. I make certain my animals have food and water in the event there is a delay in our arrival. They have never had to eat along the trip, but we definitely stop for water breaks and potty breaks, especially in the summer. Pack toys. Although our second house is almost a duplicate of our full time house when it comes to toys, dog beds and blankets. If we ever…