Calmly and Carefully Hitting the Road with Pets

Calmly and Carefully Hitting the Road with Pets

A woman and her pet on a road trip.A woman and her pet on a road trip.
A woman and her pet on a road trip.A woman and her pet on a road trip.

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Whether you’re reuniting with friends and family, revisiting favorite places, or discovering new destinations, there’s nothing like a road trip. For pet owners, hitting the road is even better with four-legged companions in tow.

Introducing the Car and the Road

The best way to ensure pets are comfortable in the car and on the road is to introduce drives of varying distances during their early socialization periods. For pet parents, socializing dogs and cats means providing exposure to as many new sights, sensations, and experiences as possible. Doing so can help to discourage feelings of anxiousness around the unfamiliar. A pet who’s had poor socialization (or little to no socialization) may exhibit fearful, destructive, and repetitive behaviors when confronted with new people, places, and things later in life.

Before embarking on a long trip, pet owners should bring their four-legged friends along for trips around the block or even short getaways. This will not only help pets get used to road tripping, but will help owners get a sense of how their pet responds to sensations like wearing a safety harness, traveling at varying speeds, and suddenly stopping or starting. A few trial runs will ensure all parties are better prepared to hit the road for extended vacations.

Packing for the Trip

  • Plenty of food and water: If you’re making an extended trip, you’ll want to pack plenty of food and water to serve up during stops. You can’t be sure that you’ll have access to clean water on the road, so make sure to pack enough bottled H20. Don’t forget collapsible travel bowls!
  • Familiar objects: The scent of home can help pets better relax on the road, so make sure to bring along a bed, blanket, favorite toys, and other objects with familiar feelings and scents.
  • Identification tags: It’s a sad fact of pet ownership; dogs and cats sometimes make a break for it and get lost. Up-to-date ID tags can dramatically increase the chances of lost pets finding their way home. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about microchipping to further increase the likelihood of a reunion.
  • Cleaning products: Stock up on products for eliminating stains, reducing unpleasant scents, and removing excess hair from your car’s interior before heading out.

Planning to make several trips this summer? Save time by assembling a road trip bag.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere these days – in capsules, ointments, foods, and more. Proponents suggest the ingredient, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, may provide a host of mental and physical benefits:

  • Alleviating anxiousness
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Fighting feelings of discomfort

The team at King Kanine believes that pets should enjoy these benefits too. They use CBD in a line of all-natural calming products that are trusted by pet parents from coast to coast. Every product is produced in US-based facilities and tested by third-party evaluators to ensure quality and safety are met. If you’re not satisfied, King Kanine offers all shoppers a 30-day money back guarantee. They also provide a handy dosage chart with every product to help guide first-time users.

Don’t let the name fool you. KingKanine products are great for felines too – and all sorts of other pets.

Don’t Forget These King Kanine Products

In addition to calming CBD products, King Kanine provides a range of additional pet essentials.

  • KING KLEAN™ Pet Bed Spray: The smell of a pet’s favorite bed probably isn’t one of your favorite scents. This spray, scented naturally with lemongrass, kills 99% of odor-causing bacteria to ensure nasty stench is fully eliminated, not just covered up.
  • KING KOMB™ and KING KOMB Mini: These handy combs were designed by pet lovers, for pet lovers to discourage excessive shedding and reduce allergens without irritating delicate skin. It’s the perfect tool for keeping cars clean and promoting a healthy coat.
  • KING KLEAN™ In-Between Bath Spray :This odor-eliminating spray is made in an FDA-registered facility from natural ingredients, including aloe vera and lemongrass. You’ll love the pleasant scent as well as the odor-fighting power.

Part 2: Coming Soon

Next month, we’ll offer tips for safe driving with pets, as well a guide to pet-friendly destinations around the country. See you then!

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