Also consider the safety of your pet for those of you that like to bring Spot along for the ride. While you may not want to leave your furry family member at home while you’re gone, it can turn out to be more trouble than its worth in the long run. Consider taking your pet to a vet about a month before departing to ensure your pet is ready and healthy enough to go on vacation. Be sure to pack some bottled water and food for your pet to keep your pet on a similar diet and so you are prepared for any situation. Get a quality crate or carrier before traveling to keep your pet safer in the case of an accident and also to keep your pet from having an accident around your car or hotel room. The ASPCA says that pets who stick their heads out of moving car windows are more likely to get ear and lung infections and can even become injured by passing objects. I’m always afraid that these dogs could jump or even fall out of the window, I hope the passenger is holding them tight or that they have the window up far enough where that couldn’t happen. A lot of time it’s much easier to leave Spot with her Aunt Cathy or with a pet travel service company.