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Summer Travel with your Pet

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

We want our four-legged friends to enjoy family fun right along with us, but there are some precautions that need to be taken to keep your pets safe when the mercury climbs.

Everyone knows this, but it bears repeating—never leave your pet in a hot car, even if you think it will only be for a few minutes.  Your car acts like a greenhouse, absorbing and trapping the sun’s heat. Temperatures inside a car can reach dangerous levels within a few, short minutes, and leaving windows cracked makes very little difference.

If you like jogging, running, biking, or hiking with your pet, remember that you can dress in cooler clothes to feel cooler, but your pet cannot. A cooling vest like the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler can help you pet stay cool. Plan your exercise times early in the morning or in the cooler evening hours so your pet can join you and still be comfortable.

Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Vest