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Archive for April 18th, 2013

As you may already know, I have two cats and I frequently drive 215 miles to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware. I always take my cats along with me. I also live in Northern New Jersey, one of the most heavily congested traffic areas in the country. Usually the trip to Delaware takes about 4 hours. However, I frequently get delayed especially getting out of my own traffic ridden town of Edgewater, NJ. I then have to deal with the New Jersey Turnpike which in itself can be a nightmare! (Have you ever gotten stuck at the infamous “merge” down around exit 8? Whoever was responsible for designing  this road must have had rocks in their head!) My point is that I’m really concerned about my pets being in the car for long periods of time. Sometimes it can take as long as six hours to get down there thanks to the New Jersey Turnpike! I always bring water but my cats usually don’t drink at all while on the road. They usually do OK but are very thirsty when we get there. The first thing I do is give them a large bowl of water. Dogs on the other hand seem to get thirsty more frequently than cats. If you are going on a long trip with your dog, always bring along his dog water bowl and make frequent stops so he can have a drink. Your pets cannot tell you when they are thirsty so always be prepared – especially if you are driving on the New Jersey Turnpike!!

 

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