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If you plan to travel with your pet this Easter holiday, you’ll want to know this information.

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By parm maan

The Road Traffic Act does not specify how, when or where pets, specifically dogs, must be transported. The only thing mentioned is related to the attention of drivers, which confirms that pets can distract the driver.

Teletica.com spoke with Lizette Quesada Ramirez of the traffic police, who stated that any activity that could distract the driver and cause an accident, such as a cell phone or a pet, means; amount: ₡ 122,904.

“The penalty will be Article 145 of Law 9078. All are activities that can distract the driver and cause a traffic accident. And in the event of an accident, pets in cars become projectiles that threaten the lives of everyone in the car. and, obviously, the animal is always very badly injured.

“Loose dogs are a danger to everyone’s life,” Quesada emphasized.

Veterinarian Amanda Alvarado also touched on the problem.

​“The ideal thing for them is that they go with a carrier or a belt-type safety device. It is important because if the pet is loose, it can be injured in case of accidents,” Alvarado emphasized.

The expert elaborated on the care that should be taken before traveling with an animal so that they do not suffer from anxiety.

​“The ideal thing for them is that they go with a carrier or a belt-type safety device. This is important because if the pet is loose, it can be injured in accidents.

“There are certain types of medications that help reduce anxiety in very nervous or very anxious dogs. There is actually a pill called Quiettuspet, which is a lychee anxiolytic, meaning it is natural and does not harm your pet’s health, it is like slowing down your pet’s circulation,” the specialist noted.

Alvarado concluded by saying that it is fitting that these animals travel from a young age to get used to the dynamics; and prevent them from consuming water or food for two hours before traveling.

“Ideally, they should travel from a young age to get used to it and not suffer from anxiety when they grow up. It does not mean that if they are already adults, they cannot travel, just. they are more prone to dizziness, vomiting and unsteady walking because they are used to it.

“Of course, no matter how old the dog or cat is, it’s always important to have a bottle of water handy and make stops so they can relieve themselves, especially if it’s a long trip,” he concluded

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