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National Pet Travel Safety Day

Traveling with your furry companion? Don't forget to keep them safe on National Pet Travel Safety Day by following these tips and tricks!
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Pet owners, mark your calendars for January 2 because it's National Pet Travel Safety Day! This day was created to raise awareness about keeping our furry companions safe while traveling. It all started in 2007 when an organization called Bark Buckle UP saw a need for pet safety during car rides and decided to dedicate a whole day to educating pet owners on the importance of proper travel safety measures. Whether you're going on a road trip or just running errands with your pet, there are simple steps you can take to ensure their safety and make the journey more enjoyable for both of you. So let's celebrate our four-legged friends and keep them safe while on the go!

History of National Pet Travel Safety Day

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National Pet Travel Safety Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pet Carrier Patent</div><div class='timeline-text'>A U.S. patent was filed for the first animal carrier, a significant step towards making pet travel safer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Pet Airways</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet Airways, the first pet-only airline, was launched to ensure pets could travel safely and comfortably across long distances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s-1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increase in Pet-Related Car Accidents</div><div class='timeline-text'>The frequency of car accidents caused by unrestrained pets sparked efforts to improve pet travel safety rules and regulations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of National Pet Travel Safety Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrity pet & safety expert Colleen Paige established National Pet Travel Safety Day in response to the need for greater awareness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Advancements in Pet Travel Gear</div><div class='timeline-text'>Advancements in technology led to the production of safer car harnesses, pet carriers, and other travel essentials for pets.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Airline Pet Policies</div><div class='timeline-text'>Several airlines updated their policies on pet travel, requiring specific carriers and adjusting their stance on in-cabin pet transport.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pet Travel Safety Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a pet-friendly road trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a road trip with your furry friend and make sure to stop at pet-friendly hotels and restaurants along the way. This is a great way to bond with your pet and enjoy the sights together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a pet travel safety kit</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a travel safety kit for your pet that includes essentials like food, water, first aid supplies, and any necessary medications. This will ensure that your pet stays safe and comfortable during your travels.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Practice safe car rides</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you often take your pet in the car, make sure to practice safe car rides by using a pet seat belt or crate. This will not only keep your pet secure, but also prevent any distractions for the driver.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a pet safety seminar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check for any pet safety seminars or workshops in your area. These events often provide valuable information on how to keep your pet safe while traveling and can also be a great opportunity to meet other pet owners.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use the power of social media to spread awareness about pet travel safety. Share tips and advice on how to keep pets safe during travels and encourage others to do the same.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pet Travel Safety Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes safe travel for our furry friends</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Pet Travel Safety Day highlights the importance of ensuring your pet is safe and secure while traveling in a vehicle. This can help prevent accidents and ensure your pet arrives at their destination comfortably and without harm.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It educates pet owners on proper travel methods</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many pet owners may not realize the potential dangers of letting their pet roam freely in a car, or not securing them properly in a crate or with a safety harness. National Pet Travel Safety Day brings attention to these important safety measures and educates owners on how to keep their pets safe while traveling.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages responsible pet ownership</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By promoting safe travel for pets, National Pet Travel Safety Day also highlights the importance of being a responsible pet owner. This includes considering your pet's safety during car rides and taking necessary precautions to ensure they are happy and healthy while on the road.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Pet Travel You Need to Know

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets Need Their Own Passports to Travel Internationally</h3><p class='facts-content'>Similar to humans, pets also need their own passports to travel across borders. This includes up-to-date vaccination information and identification.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Unsecured Pets in Cars Can Cause Distracted Driving</h3><p class='facts-content'>Pets moving freely within a car can become a distraction to the driver, increasing the risk of accidents. Hence, securing pets using appropriate restraining equipment is crucial for safety.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Some Breeds Of Dogs Can't Travel In The Cargo Area</h3><p class='facts-content'>Breeds with brachycephalic or "smushed" faces like Pugs and French Bulldogs are less tolerant to low oxygen environments, meaning they can't be transported in airplane cargo holds.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Hotels Are Becoming Pet Friendly</h3><p class='facts-content'>Increasingly hotels are understanding the bond between owners and their pets, leading to rising numbers of pet-friendly accommodations worldwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Different Modes Of Travel Require Different Preparations</h3><p class='facts-content'>The requirements for travelling with pets differ vastly between travel by car, plane or ship, so it's important to prepare your pet for each specific scenario.</p></div></div>

National Pet Travel Safety Day FAQs

When is National Pet Travel Safety Day?

National Pet Travel Safety Day is celebrated on January 2 every year. In 2024, the holiday falls on a Tuesday.

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