Tips for Taking Your Pet along For the Ride in Your Muscle Car

All road trips are better if you have a good companion at your side, even if that companion is your beloved dog.  Dogs always love the journey, the time spent with you and it is great fun to see these simple creatures enjoy all those small things we take for granted each and every day.

As long as you take the right precautions there should be no issues or challenges with taking your dog along on even long road trips.  Here are the best tips for a fabulous road trip with your pet.

Dog Clippers

Dog Clippers

Clip Those Nails Before You Let Your Dog into the Car

It is important to keep your dog’s toenails clipped short.  Long nails can be terribly painful to dogs and these long nails will cause lots of scratch marks on your car seats, windows and all over the car’s interior.  It is important to look for the right type of dog clipper so you can clip with ease and without injuring your beloved pets.  Check out the pros and cons of various dog clippers so you can find the best clipper type for your specific dog breed.

Invest In a Pet Seat Cover

The best and easiest way to keep your car cleans from pet hair and dirt every time you take your beloved dog for a drive is by investing in a pet car seat cover.  These covers are pretty simple to set up and they will protect your seats from damage and stains.

Rub a Dub

Dogs shouldn’t be bathed every day.  Their coats need the natural oils in order to stay healthy.  Bathing once a week or less is much healthier for your dog but it is always good to give your dog a good wash before the car ride.  Washing removes lots of pet hair, gets your dog odor free and if your dog is clean, your muscle car will also stay cleaner.  If you cannot bathe your dog just yet then you should at the very least wash his feet and give him a good comb.  Remember to also brush your dog’s teeth to keep that dog breath out of your car.

Invest In Travel Bowls

Your beloved pet also needs to stay hydrated and nourished on the journey.  Invest in a travel food and water bowl so you can feed and water your dog as you travel.  Some of the modern travel bowls are pretty fantastic since you can even pop them up or down in order to save some space.

Use a Pet Cage in the Beginning

If your dog never traveled by car before then you should use a pet cage in the beginning.  The carrier cage will keep your dog from scratching up your car in a nervous cycle while he gets used to riding in a car.

Take Selfies

Taking a selfie with your dog while you are on a road trip through a beautiful countryside is a definite yes! Pet selfies always look great and will certainly remind you to take more frequent road trips with your dog.