"Have their paperwork with you. Have their medical records with you. Have their medicines with you and prep ahead of time. Know where a vet might be in the area," Schachner said.
If you have time, a quick checkup before the trip is a good precaution to avoid major issues.
Give 'em a break
Once you're on the road, build in breaks. Breaks aren't just for the bathroom but also for exercise for big and energetic dogs like huskies and labs.
Secure your pet
While you'd love to roll down the window and let your dog feel the breeze, securing your pet ensures they won't get injured or be a distraction while you drive.
Short trips first
Try short trips before heading out on a trip cross-country to make sure your pet can tolerate the drive.
An Orbitz survey shows the amount of online searches for dog friendly hotels has climbed dramatically in recent years, so do your research. You'll likely find a lot of hotels offering special amenities like pet spas and treats.
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