Top tips for taking your pet on a winter holiday
03 September 2012
The winter presents lots of opportunities for caravanning breaks, but if you're planning on taking your pet with you there are a few things you must do to ensure they stay happy and healthy.
As the temperature drops, it is important that animals are kept warm, especially when out and about. There are plenty of dog jackets that are light weight and perfect for winter walks, so ensure dogs are wrapped up.
Similarly, if walking around on country roads during dark mornings or nights, visibility collars, leads and jackets are important to alert oncoming traffic that pets are there.
The RSPCA is also warning about the dangers of Seasonal Canine Illness, which occurs in the winter when dogs have been walking in the countryside or woodlands. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, shaking and trembling.
Should animals fall ill when on their holidays, pet insurance is vital to ensure they are covered if a trip to the vet is required.