Pets are friends, companions, and members of the family for many. You celebrate their birthdays, buy them gifts and fill your Instagram feeds with their photos. So how can road trips be complete with our furry friends? However, you cannot just pack your bags, load your pet into your car and take off! There are some things you must carry along to make sure the trip is comfortable, fun, and safe for both your pet and you. So here are some tips for making your car pet-ready and pet-friendly before you go on your next road trip!
A Blanket For Temporary Bed
A blanket makes for a great temporary bed. They can snuggle and sleep comfortably during those long drives. However, if your pet cannot stay without its regular bed, consider taking it with you. Fortunately, the New Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavour let you flip the back seats and create a flat loading area that can accommodate your pet’s bed.
A Tether For Additional Safety
While your Ford car comes with up to 6 airbags, it is essential that you take some precautions for your pet as well. For starters, ensure your pet sits in the back seat. Also, consider getting a car leash to prevent your pet from running up and down and distracting you while you drive. A tether can also keep your pet safe if you brake suddenly.
Toys & Other Necessities
Toys are the best way to distract your pet and keep it from getting anxious. So, pack your pet’s favorite toys for a little entertainment. Also, remember to carry along some treats and dry snacks.
Along with these, don’t forget to pack medicines and first aid essentials for your pet. At the same time, ensure you have a first aid kit for yourself too. Now that you know what to do, what are you waiting for? Start packing for all those adventures with your furry little friend!