Let’s face it, the world as we know it has changed since the onset of COVID-19. One thing that hasn’t changed is a human’s need for stress relief in the form of a vacation. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, and more changes than we can count, most of us are definitely feeling stressed. So it’s time to take a breath, reset, and find a way to safely go on vacation. Where will you go? How will you get there? These are both common questions for any trip we go on, but right now many people are thinking about alternative options to their typical vacations from the past. More people are driving instead of flying, and they’re staying a bit closer to home on average (driving distance vs flying distance). So skip the pet sitter and give your dog or cat an opportunity to experience something new with you.
What’s the best and safest way to ensure that you and your pet have a great vacation together? First, ask yourself: Does your dog or cat like riding in the car (yes, some cats DO like to travel!)? How about for long distances? Is your furbaby up-to-date on their vaccines? Do they get motion sick? If yes, what’s the best way to combat that? Will your pet enjoy spending the time with you more than they’ll be agitated by stepping out of their regular spaces and routines?