It’s that time of year again.

//It’s that time of year again.

It’s that time of year again.

Well it’s time to think about going south for the winter. Remember how you hated your last trip. If you do not plan properly this journey can not only be stress full for you but also for your other love ones, your pets.

If your pet is not usually going with on short trips how can you expect him to be ready for a long one? I would start a couple of weeks before your planned departure date taking your pet for as many “rides’ as you can squeeze in.

You would never leave without packing so don’t forget your pet’s needs. Pack in a separate box or suitcase your pet’s food, bowl, leash, all his medications, grooming tools and plenty of bottled water. (Bottled water is essential in preventing digestive health, and you are not running around in gas stations or rest areas.) Don’t forget to place these item where they are easily accessible.

Placed any toys or pillows in the car your pet is accustomed too. It will add to his sense of wellbeing. Although you may want to save time by going through the fast food drive in, NEVER feed Fido when the car is moving. You should plan on feeding your pet 3 or 4 hours before you leave.

When you stop for fuel it is a great idea to take the dog for a walk, let them stretch too. Your cats should be treated the same however they really should remain crated until you are safely in your hotel room, Speaking of hotel rooms it is always best to stop at pet friendly hotels. And you may want to do some homework based on your route.

Never leave your pet in a car that can be overheated even with the windows cracked. Try to park under a tree on in shade. If this can’t be done either eat in 2 shifts or better than that pick up a sandwich or some chicken drinks and stop at a rest area. These places can be untapped treasures.

A final word of precaution you may want to Microchip your pet just in case.

By | 2016-10-08T19:32:03+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Professional Drivers|0 Comments

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Tony Bellefond
Tony Bellefond Founder and CEO of Customized Logistics Group Parent company of Professional Drivers. Mr. Bellefond, An expert in logistics, has spent over 25 years driving extensively in the United States a Canada. There is not too much he has not seen on the road. Holding a BA from Hawthorne College in Political; Science and History, Tony is graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. Before starting Professional Drivers he worked as Vice President of Sales and General Manager of Golden Palm Publishing Corporation North Palm Beach, Florida. A licensed pilot, Tony actually received his pilot’s license before his Driver’s license. Now residing in Anna TX with his wife Ellen who is a partner in the business. They are enjoying Professional Drivers and being much closer to their Grand Children... | more about us