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The Best Way to Travel With Dogs in the Car


How to safely travel with dogs in moving vehicles...

When it comes to travelling with in cars with pets, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure dogs are being transported safely while travelling in a moving vehicle. This includes ventilation of the vehicle, ensuring it is at the right temperature and a sufficient amount of food and water is on board.

The best place for a dog to travel is in the back seat of a car using some sort of restraining device. This is for the safety of both the dog and the driver.

Although dogs may love sticking their heads out the window, it can sometimes result in serious injuries. Incoming specks of dirt may land in the dog’s eyes which can go on to cause nasty infections.

If you are planning an extended trip, don’t forget to bring an adequate amount of food and water. It is also important to have an enough breaks for your dog to go to the toilet and have to have a run around.

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.