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Safely Roam About the Country with Your Pets

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This summer, more than any past, is all about traveling safely and smartly. Especially with our pets. Because they have cabin-fever just the same as us. (Ignore the negative connotations if you’re planning a mountain vacation in a log cabin. Sounds great.)

Make sure your pet can ride

Car rides are an adventure all on their own. But if you’ve never driven long distances with your dog or cat, you might be in for an epic undertaking. 

Make sure your pet can fly

Airline pet policies have not been greatly affected by new social-distancing, mask and sanitary standards that you’ll find on most carriers. So if you’ve ever traveled by air with your dog or cat before, just ask if there’s anything different to expect in 2020. 

If you’ve never bought a paw-panion ticket (We couldn’t resist. Sorry, not sorry.) Here are a few things to know about pet-travel by air:

Make sure your pet can stay

We just laid a lot on you about traveling with a dog or cat — or both at the same time. When looking for pet friendly hotels, our advice has a bit more brevity. Do an online search for hotels that are pet friendly

There are many out there, in multiple price ranges. So take your pick. They’ll have designated rooms, or even halls, that are pet-friendly. But, do make sure to let them know you’re bringing your dog or cat. And there will probably be a fee — but not as much as paying for an unapproved pet-stay after the fact.

Bring everything you’ll need to make your pet comfortable. For dogs — food, bowls, bedding, treats and toys. For cats — food, bowls, bedding, treats, toys and litter box with scoop. Also — consider pee pads for both. Put them near the door for dogs and under the box for cats. (It could save you a large tip for the maid.)

Speaking of maids — if you decide to leave your pet in the room alone, put out your do-not-disturb sign. And leave the TV on while you’re gone to drown out some of the foreign noises from outside the room. 

Make sure your pet can play

Not many people take their cats hiking or for a day at the beach, but dogs are faithful outdoor companions for many excursions, even extended camping trips. 

Cliché, yes, but know before you go. Even in public areas that dogs are allowed, there are rules — and in many cases, laws — to follow. Look them up, it only takes a few minutes. For instance, if you’re thinking about visiting a United States National Park, here are the ones that welcome dogs and where they’re allowed.

Dog friendly beaches, campsites and hiking trails are just a Google away.

Make sure your pet has enough to eat

Nom Nom meals are perfectly portioned, so they’re super easy to take with you. No scooping or measuring required. Just remember to keep it cool. (HINT: if you have a recent Nom Nom shipping box with insulation, just add ice packs and you’re good to go.)

Bring your Nom Nom:

Ship your Nom Nom:

Traveling with your dogs and cats can be stressful for all involved. But, if you make it fun and bring a taste of home you can do it safely and smartly. Have a good time out there!