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Traveling with a Bulldog

So you've decided to take a road trip and bring your best friend with you? Your Bullie will love you for it, however there are some very important guidelines you should follow to ensure a safe trip for you and your friend.

Riding in the Car

Goliath in a car harness
Goliath has learned that he needs to wear his
harness when going for a ride.

Goliath has learned that he needs to wear
his harness wehn we go for a ride.

Bulldogs that enjoy car travel should be confined to a carrier or you may use a restraining harness (available at most pet-supply stores). Your friend should always be kept safely inside the car. Pets who are allowed to stick their heads out the window can be injured by airborne debris or become ill from having cold air forced into their lungs. Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.

Stop frequently to allow your pet to drink, exercise, and eliminate. Never permit your pet to leave the car without a collar, ID tag, and leash.

Keeping Cool
First and foremost you must keep your Bullie cool while traveling. Bulldogs easily overheat, so remember when traveling with your Bulldog have an ice chest with the following items:

Bulldogs love ice chips and they help to keep your Bullie cool. Let your Bullie have some water and/or ice chips whenever you stop for a bio-break. Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car. On warm days, the temperature in your car can rise to 120° in a matter of minutes, even with the windows opened slightly. Furthermore, an animal left alone in a car is an invitation to pet thieves.

The juice from the lemon or plastic RealLemon can be used if your Bullie starts to get phlegm. The juice breaks up the foamy phlegm in their throat allowing them to cough up the foam.

General Items
In addition, to keep your Bulldog safe, there are several other items that should be included in your Bullie's travel bag:

Ok you may be thinking, "Why do I need all this stuff?" Bulldogs often have additional daily needs most other dogs do not have. Just like us, Bullies need an over night bag also.

When you do take your bullie out make sure they have their license and rabies tags on it just is a safe precaution. Carry a current photograph of your pet. If your pet is accidentally lost, having a current photograph will make the search easier.