Before you go on a trip with your dogs this summer
Reconfirm all travel plans a few days before departure to make sure pet policies haven't changed since your reservations were made.
To prevent car sickness, feed your pet a light meal 4 to 6 hours before departing and don't give him food or water in a moving vehicle.
Plan to visit a rest stop every four hours to let your dog relieve himself and get a drink of water.
Never leave an animal in a parked car, even if the windows are partially open. Even on pleasant days, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees within 10 minutes. And animals left unattended can be stolen.
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