Trip to the country
Hot days have come, and now the whole family randomly runs around the apartment, trying not to forget all the most necessary things to go to their beloved summer cottage. After all, there is fresh air, open space, a vegetable garden, someone has a bath, fishing, barbecues … Stop! Have you forgotten about your pet? Sending Favorite to the country – a responsible event, which must be well prepared.
First of all, you need to take care in advance about preventive measures to protect against the dangers that await domestic animals in the country. Dangerous Ixodes ticks waiting for them in the high grass await them, who will be very pleased to see a “walking lunch” (or breakfast and dinner at once) on the site. It is necessary to prepare for such a meeting in advance. Or rather, to do everything to ensure that this meeting did not happen. To do this, 4-7 days before departure, it is necessary to treat the animal’s hair with drops from fleas and ticks, and then repeat the treatment every month until snow appears. It is not necessary to spend a fortune, you can buy cheap drops Leopard, Rolf Club or Advantix. It will not be superfluous to additionally put a special collar on a dog or cat, for example, from Bolfo, Beaphar or Kiltix. His actions will be enough for the whole summer, and will additionally protect the life and health of his beloved pet. Well, if in your area it is just the dominance of ticks, or simply you want to do everything possible not to take your pet because of the city to the clinic in critical condition, then we recommend that you process the most frequent places where the pet stays – bedding, house, cage, and also door mats – spray Frontline or Bolfo. Spray will drive unwanted visitors out of your home.
Also, it is necessary to vaccinate your beloved friend against rabies in advance, because no one knows that this “young naturalist” will be found in the grass on the site and beyond. This should be done about a month or two before the planned trip. To do this, it is necessary to give the animal an anthelmintic drug, for example, Milbemaks, Drontal plus or Canniktantel, and after 7-10 days to take it to a veterinary clinic. In public clinics, rabies vaccinations are given free of charge, usually in early spring. It is then that it is worth a visit to the doctor.
Next, you should think about how the four-legged friend will take the road. Well, if the “house in the village” is located near Moscow. An hour of driving is usually easy for pets to take, but if it is a long time to go or there is a chance that you will be stuck in a traffic jam, then it is necessary to take measures to prevent pet dehydration. To start, do not need to feed the animal before the trip. Even if you leave at 12 o’clock in the afternoon, all the same in the morning you should not give food – only water. So time on the road will be calmer with a greater probability, and the gagging urge will not torment the pet. In addition, water may be required on the way – if there is no air conditioning in the car, from the heat, and if there is, from the dryness of the air. In order not to be distracted from driving and not to stain the interior of the car, you can buy a non-spill bowl, which, even in the event of a rollover, the pet will not be able to spill. The Road Refresher bowls made in England will be your great helper on any journey.
When animals come to the endless expanses, the natural desire of many of them will be to run into the field or in the forest, explore the local inhabitants, drive the birds or climb into the pond! Even if you are 100% sure of your pet’s obedience, make sure that in any situation he has a chance to return home – put an address card with your phone on the collar. This is true both in urban and in country conditions and can one day save a pet’s life. It should also be remembered that in the heat of sniffing the area or chasing wild animals, your dog may be forgotten and go too far, so we recommend giving it complete freedom of action only in a fenced area. When you go beyond it, it is best to fasten a suitable roulette leash. A long roulette strap will allow the dog to explore the surrounding territory without the risk of losing his beloved friend.
For those who prefer the usual idle weekdays in the country active pastime perfect bike rides. And how great it is when you can take your favorite dog, small or large, with you on such trips! Representatives of medium and large breeds are happy to run alongside the bike, and for small ones, you can install a special basket in which they can relax from a short jog and contemplate the landscapes opening around. It is important to remember that in the summer on any trip or a long walk you must take water with you for the dog! A great bottle with a built-in pet drinker will be a great helper on the bike rides. It can be hung on a frame or belt, put in a basket or backpack and give a friend a drink as needed.
The team of ZooPassage store wishes you and your pets a great time at the cottage and in the city, in hot weather and bad weather.