Keep Your Pet Cool When Traveling

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

Whenever you take a trip anywhere, whether that's to the grocery store, or to the family reunion down by the beach, then you might want to your pet with you. Usually pets are great for a little or long ride in the car, and usually, those rides aren't ever a problem. However, as a pet owner, you'll want to make your pet as comfortable as possible, and sometimes the car just gets a little toasty. There are a couple of techniques you might want to try to get your pet cool while traveling in the car.

How you keep your pet comfortable and cool throughout the duration of your trip largely depends on how you transport your pet during your car ride. If your pet rides in the car just sitting on the seat or in the back, then your job is pretty simple. All you have to do is blast the air conditioning. Usually what's comfortable for you will be comfortable enough for your pet. Often, just having the air blow around the car will be great for your pet, but sometimes your pet might become a little toastier. If that's the case, then all you have to do is aim the blowers on your pet so it gets the force of the blow.

Sometimes though, your pet may travel in a crate or kennel while in the car. If you happen to be traveling with your pet in a crate on the floor in the back, then there are a couple of other ways to keep your pet cool. You should still keep the air conditioning running while your pet is in the car, even when your pet is in a crate, and it might not hurt to keep a little fan clipped on to the edge of the crate to keep some air circulating in the crate. (You might even want to keep the air conditioning on a notch or two higher than usual, so the cold air has a better chance of getting into where your dog is.) If your dog has a tendency to get really hot even with circulating air and the air conditioning on, you could easily just put a damp towel on the floor of the crate. The damp towel will help cool down your pet, and make it so it can be a happy car ride!

So, whenever you travel with your pet, you can always make it a comfortable ride. Just adjust the temperature, and you'll be good to go!

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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