No one wants to leave their pet when they go on vacation. Most of us treat our pets like a family member so they deserve to go on vacation too. When we travel during the summer we have to keep in mind the safety of our pets. There are some keys to keeping our pets safe while traveling. The first tip is to make sure the animal has plenty of water. Keep a water bowl available at all times for your pet. You do not want your pet getting dehydrated. The next thing is to not leave any animal in a car. The summer sun heats up the car like a greenhouse. This can kill your pet very quickly. Another tip is to make sure your pet cannot distract the driver. Your pet should be either harnessed or riding in the back seat so they cannot interfere with the driving. The last tip is to protect your animal’s feet. When the sun heats up the ground we do not notice how hot it is due to wearing shoes. The heat can burn the pads of your animal’s feet so keep that in mind when walking them. Having your pet go on vacation with you can be really enjoyable. Follow these simple tips to make sure your pet is protected.