Hit the Road, Fido! 6 Tips for Traveling Safely with Pets This Summer

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Summer Travel Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Take extra precautions and keep these tips in mind before you travel with your pets this summer.
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Fri, May 17, 2013 6:58 PM EDT
The summer time is a great time for travel. Access to time off from work, the cool summer breeze in our faces and the Vitamin D in the air urging us to explore and get out into the world often convinces us to do some sort of travel. Whether we're going for a day trip or a week long getaway, as pet owners there are a few extra precautions we need to take into consideration when we're out exploring the world. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, approximately 30 million people travel with pets each year. Over 49 percent of U.S. adult leisure travelers consider their pet to be part of the family and 18 percent of U.S. adult leisure travelers usually take their pets with them when they travel. With those statistics, it's safe to say there will be a lot more pets on the road this summer as we go on our adventures, and their safety is an important part of preparing for our our trips. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co, one of the largest provider of pet health insurance, reminds us that as pet owners, preparation is the key to ensuring a fun and safe vacation.- By Devan McGuinness



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