How to Make Winter Travel Safer for Your Pet

Many of us, especially those in the sweltering South, love fall and the cooler weather it brings. Even our pets get energized, and that older cat suddenly revs up and starts running around the home like he is a young kitten again. It’s also the time of Thanksgiving and Christmas, which brings on snow (if we’re lucky) and trips to see relatives and friends in other cities and states. As we journey to see our loved ones and bring our pets with us, it’s important to remember that while our little friends have fur coats on, they still need protection from the elements, including that cold air they otherwise love.

Blue Collar Pet Transport cares about the welfare of your fur-babies and has some ideas on how to make winter travel safer and more comfortable for them.

Remember: Winter Is Unpredictable.

Few people have forgotten the winter weather experienced across the South, particularly in Texas, in February 2021. If you live in the North, for example, you can usually predict what the weather will be like at any time of the year. In the southern part of the United States, the weather can swing wildly from day to day in the winter, so remember to come prepared for all possibilities and keep in mind your pet’s needs as well.

Flexibility Can Work to Your Advantage.

Because winter is unpredictable, being open about your trip dates can be useful. You may not be able to get around the reality of needing to be somewhere on a specific day, but if the weather worsens, it may work to your advantage to move your trip to the next week.

Changing your trip days may be easier if you book your pet’s flight or ground transportation through a pet relocator like Blue Collar Pet Transport. Airlines have limited space for pets, so if you must change your dates, you could have difficulty finding space for your dog or cat. Blue Collar Pet Transport will offer more convenience and flexibility than you may find with commercial airlines.

See a Veterinarian to Check if Winter Travel Is Right for Your Pet.

Animals can be affected by the cold just like humans are. If your arthritis is flaring up because the temperatures have dropped, your older pal may be having the same problem. As a result, they might have more difficulties traveling during the wintertime than they would during warmer months.

Some breeds, including Great Danes, pugs, and Chihuahuas, are extra-sensitive to the cold, so discuss with your vet ways to protect them from that uncomfortable, biting wind they may experience on the trip.

Consider the Advice of Blue Collar Pet Transport, Experts in Pet Relocation.

After transporting hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens during the coldest months of the year, the Blue Collar Pet Transport team has a few extra pieces of advice. Insulate the travel carrier with extra blankets and pillows, and have your friend wear a sweater (so long as it fits comfortably and the pet is used to it). As winter weather can cause unexpected delays, remember to include some extra food and water for the journey. Strange as it may sound, they also recommend the possibility of traveling at a different time of year, as businesses are often closed and traffic can be worse during winter weather.

Blue Collar Pet Transport Will Take Care of Your Dog or Cat during Winter Travel.

The safest, most comfortable journeys are well-planned, and Blue Collar Pet Transport has become America’s top pet relocator because of its ability to deliver dogs and cats to their destinations even during the coldest temperatures. With us, you will know that your animal-baby will be in the hands of people trained to take care of them no matter what Mother Nature decides to do.

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