When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

Summertime is vacation time, and plenty of people bring their pets along on their adventure, so one expert offers tips on how to make the trip fun for all.

“Before attempting a car ride, acclimate your pet to the harness or crate,” said Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Start by giving your pet short car rides and gradually increasing the length of the rides, she suggested. Pets should have a break from the car every few hours to get exercise and relieve themselves.

As you would with your kids, make sure pets are strapped in to stay safe. Pets can be secured with a