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six Keep Things Familiar Even though there is a lot to see and do on the road, animals thrive with a bit of routine. Regular meal times, plenty of water, bathroom breaks, and exercise will be highlights in your pet's day. A good romp before departing will help your animal relax (and even sleep) while you are driving. Scope out pet-friendly parks and trails for exercise opportunities along the way. seven Book Accommodations Ahead of Time Hotels, motels, and campgrounds are becoming increasingly pet-friendly, but it is important to plan ahead and make reservations, as these accommodations are often in higher demand. Booking a room on the ground floor and by an exit will make it much easier for you to take your pet out for bathroom breaks. Visit www.GoPetFriendly.com for pet-friendly hotels as well as beaches and parks where your dog will be welcome. eight Realize That Accidents Happen New sights and smells can be very exciting for your pet, but their reaction to new things can cause unanticipated or an unwanted response. Cleaning wipes, paper towels, and stain remover can clean up any mess. Bring a bottle of shampoo if your pet is the type of animal that likes to roll around in its new surroundings, ensuring a fresh-scented houseguest. nine Check for Potential Hazards New places and spaces are filled with interesting things to experience and explore. When traveling with your pet, be aware of hazards such as toxic plants, or snout-level decorations or treats that can be dangerous if ingested. ten Get the Right Gear There are many companies that now specialize in making gear for pets to provide better safety and comfort while traveling (Ruffwear, Kurgo, West Paw, Burley). This includes travel beds, raincoats, personal-floatation devices, booties, leashes, harnesses, and treats galore. This type of gear can be great to help you get out there, have fun, and explore. Happy trails and tails! 22 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 10 tips ( C O N T I N U E D ) P H O T O S B Y J E N N A R I N G E L H E I M

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