Pet friendly vacacations

July 22, 2008 7:25:48 AM PDT
If you're looking for somewhere you can bring a pet, try the Rittenhouse Hotel. Various websites will list "pet friendly" hotels city-by-city. While on the road with Fido plan on making regular stops for exercise, water and potty breaks. Nicole Larocco from the Pennsylvania SPCA suggest taking your pet out and getting him use to the experience before heading out on a lengthy trip.

It's a good idea to start with a trip to the veterinarian. You may want to take along a health certificate declaring your pets shots are up to date. Any pet day care or kennel will probably ask for that.

If you're worried about losing your pet, you may want to put your cell phone number on their collar tag. You could even have you vet implant a micro-chip that could be read electronically.

We often see cars driving down the road with the dogs nose out the window. It does look like fun, but there are safer options. Consider using a seat belt for your pet.

Believe it or not, pets can get homesick much like people do. Nicole Larocco also suggests bringing a comfort from home. She travels with her dogs' bed to be sure he feels safe and secure.

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