Summer travels with your Pets

While we welcome summer with open arms for those long evenings and those warmer days, this poses as the biggest risk for our beloved pets especially when they’re on the road.


With temperatures on the rise they only rocket when inside a car on a hot day, and with dogs not being able to sweat in the same way as us they sadly feel the real consequences of this.

Here are our top tips for keeping your pet safe when travelling and how Mad About Pets UK can help you this summer:

  1. Ensure your dog has access to water at ALL times –¬† both our transit box and cage systems are water resistant to provide an easy clean surface that won’t stain so there is no stress for water spillages or water related accidents with the added liquids as it can be cleaned and forgotten about in minutes.
  2. Never leave your pet unattended and schedule regular stops Рour durable locking systems  ensure that the boot can be left open when stopped somewhere with no fear of your pet getting out, meaning they are always in eye shot as you grab a quick drink or ice cream on route and our sliding trays are perfect for bringing your companion out of the boot to rest with you without having to get them hot and bothered by actually leaving the car.
  3. Ventilation is key – without repeating ourselves but they tick every box so it’s hard not to, both boxes and cages are made with ventilation holes are the side and rear to ensure there is always a constant air flow and we can add more holes if you feel your pet would need them.
  4. Ventilation *again* – air conditioning is the perfect solution but it doesn’t always flow effectively to the back your vehicle, which is why our clip on fans are a necessary accessory for the upcoming months providing your furry friend with their very own draft that can be positioned directly on to them.
  5. Protection from direct sunlight – no one wants to be carrying round a fur coat in this heat but sadly our dogs have no other option, which is why it is best to keep them shaded our mesh inserted fronts allows light to come through without absorbing a large amount of heat and mesh window shields can be added on to your windows to prevent this glare.

Our terrier and ferret boxes have the same features as our dog transit boxes so the same applies for that transportation.

Mad About Pets care about your pets and we DO NOT advise taking your dog out in the car on extremely hot days, please take responsibility and do your research and in the event that your dog shows any sign of heat stroke then please contact your vert immediately.

Signs of Heat Stroke:

  • Heavy panting or difficulty breathing
  • Excessive drooling
  • Loss of energy or corodiantion
  • Purple gums or red skin
  • Vomiting or collapasing

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