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Paws & Go: Innovative Strategies for Pet-Friendly Travel

By :Ananya Hebbar 0 comments
Paws & Go: Innovative Strategies for Pet-Friendly Travel

Packing your bags, leasing up your four-legged co-pilot, exploring new horizons: The excitement is palpable. But before you hit the road for a trip or even a drive visit to the Vet, it's important to remember that car travel can seem a bit  bewildering to your little furball. The confined space, merciless traffic honks and the sensation of movement itself can  be unfamiliar and unsettling for a pup who isn’t accustomed to travelling. But with a bit of patience and some smart strategies, you can help your pup feel more at ease during car rides and maybe even turn them into a seasoned road trip enthusiast! 

Flufit, our innovative tracker, revolutionizes the way you travel with your dog, ensuring peace of mind and enhanced safety every step of the journey. With its advanced GPS technology and real-time tracking capabilities, Flufit allows you to monitor your furry companion's whereabouts, whether you're exploring new hiking trails or navigating bustling city streets. By providing accurate location updates through a user-friendly app interface, Flufit ensures that you never lose sight of your beloved pet, alleviating the anxiety of potential separations during travel. Moreover, Flufit offers additional features such as activity monitoring and health tracking, enabling you to ensure your dog stays healthy and active on the road. 


How to teach a puppy to ride in a car: 


  1. Equip your car for your pet. Consider outfitting your vehicle with car seats and floor covers designed to keep your car clean and provide extra comfort for your dog. Whether you're a frequent traveller with your canine companion or simply enjoy occasional rides together, these accessories can make your journeys more enjoyable for both you and your pet. 
  2. Gradually introduce your puppy to the car by first allowing them to sit in the stationary vehicle. A little Scouring will help them associate your car with the mental image of a safe space. Once your pup is comfortable, you’re good to move on to the next step. 
  3. Take your pup on a demo short trip by cruising to the end of the road and back at a leisurely pace. Shower them with praise and treats when you return for being the most obedient and well behaved pet. 
  4. Gradually extend the duration of your outings as your furry friend gets more comfortable. If everything goes smoothly, just add more miles or more frequent outings as your puppy gains confidence. Take it slow and steady, and before you know it, you'll be ready for long trips or a casual night drive! 


 Some essential nuggets of wisdom:


  • As you hit the highways for those long adventures with your furry friend, don't forget to schedule fun pit stops every couple of hours. Your pet would definitely appreciate  potty breaks, hydrating sips of water, and a chance to wiggle those legs. Make sure to keep their collar and ID on for any spontaneous sniffing expeditions they might fancy. 
  • Ensure the safety of both you and your pet by keeping them properly restrained during car rides. Pets can easily become distracting, posing risks to your focus and the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Invest in a pet seatbelt to secure them in place, providing peace of mind and minimising potential distractions. 
  • Don't forget to assemble a travel kit brimming with essentials. Pack emergency medicines, a supply of food and water to keep their energy on the high, a couple of towels for any unexpected messes, and a collapsible bowl for on-the-go dining. 
  • It's wise to keep a mental map of nearby pet clinics along your journey. These beacons of care serve as reassuring pit stops should your pet require any unexpected assistance or medical attention while on the road. 
  • Always prioritise their well-being first and foremost. If your pet is facing any health concerns or isn't feeling their best, it's best to postpone your travels and focus on their recovery.
  • Beat the heat during sunny travels by equipping your car with window guards and sunshades to shield your furry friend from harsh sunlight. These nifty accessories provide added comfort while on the move, but remember, cars can become dangerously hot in the blink of an eye. Never leave your dog unattended in a parked car, regardless of the season. Even in cooler temperatures, the inside of a car can quickly turn into a life-threatening sauna for your pet. 


Coping with a Car- Sick Pup: 


Coping with a pup prone to car sickness can be a rollercoaster journey, so make sure you smoothen out the bumps for both of you. Set up waterproof lining where they usually settle, and keep a stash of paper towels and cleaning spray handy for any unexpected mishaps. To ward off upset tummies, skip feeding your furry friend for a couple of hours before you hit the road, and take them for a stroll beforehand to ease any pre-travel nerves. Remember, a nauseous puppy is a sad one, so prioritise their comfort and happiness. If motion sickness persists, don't hesitate to seek advice from your vet for personalised solutions.


As pet parents, it's essential to remember that every furry friend's journey to car confidence is unique. So, be patient, shower them with love, and celebrate every small milestone along the way! From packing their favourite treats to showering them with cuddles, transform car rides into unforgettable bonding experiences, complete with off-key car karaoke sessions! 



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