A look at the best pets to take on the road
Pets, in my totally correct opinion that cannot be disputed, are the greatest beings on the face of the earth. They’re cute and make for amazing companions.
Pets can be great for dealing with loneliness on the road and also have serious health benefits. They also allow truckers to have increased exercise opportunities, as drivers tend to take their pets on walks.
With that said, truckers with available space and a hankering for having a pet around should highly consider taking a dog or cat on the road.
Dogs are widely considered mans best friend, which is exactly why they’re very good companions on the road. Additionally, cats are considered... well, cats. They’re cool too, I guess.
These pets can be considered high maintenance, however, as they require constant care and training in order to live comfortably on the road. So, be ready to take extra care of them.
First, you’ll need to find space for them and their utilities. Considering how small certain cabs can be, you’ll most likely want a breed of dog that doesn’t grow to be very large. Cats are all relatively small, so that shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
A small or medium-sized dog (under 50 lbs) should do the trick, as you’ll still have to find space for their food, water bowls, bed, and toys.
Additionally, you’ll have to prepare to clean constantly. Unless you travel with a dog or cat that doesn’t shed much, you’ll have to sweep and clean pretty often. Another option is getting a hairless cat, but those are kind of weird.
While having pads available for your pet to go potty are extremely useful, you’ll also want to make a periodic stop to walk them and let them go potty outdoors. This also gives you an opportunity to get some solid exercise.
For you and your furry friend’s safety, you’ll also want to make sure that your pet is trained to steer… clear of the driver’s seat (see what I did there?) (please, don’t actually try to teach your pet to steer).
In all seriousness, you’ll want to make sure to set boundaries early on. If your pet gets near your clutch or brakes, that can be extremely dangerous. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that your pet can’t lock any doors while you’re away. It can happen, for real.
So, what do you think about having pets on the road? Let us know in the comments or on social media!
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