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Keep Your Pet Safe and Happy on the Road 

Any pet owner will know that your furry companion is more than just a pet – he or she is actually a member of your family. It’s one thing to care for your four-legged friend at home where they have a bed, food, and water bowls, but it’s different when you’re looking to travel with him or her. Whether it’s a trip across town or a visit across the country to see family and friends, here are some tips you should know when traveling with a pet.

Restraints Are Key

Seatbelts save human lives during vehicle crashes. Restraining dogs, whether it’s by using a dog car safety harness or by securing them in a pet carrier will save lives, too. The last thing a driver should be doing is trying to control a dog’s behavior while merging onto the freeway.

Always Carry Food and Water

You never know what might happen so have some pet food and a water bottle on hand to keep your furry friend nourished. Any time you stop for a long car trip, give your pet the chance to stretch their legs and have food and water, just as you would do.

Take Regular Breaks

There are many reasons why you should not leave your pet alone in the car. Make sure your pet has plenty of time to rest, get some fresh air, and that you stay with them the whole time.

Have safe travels with your pet! Do you have the right auto insurance to cover your journey? Talk to the team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency to get started on your reliable coverage.

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