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Something you should consider ahead of time—especially if you’re staying in someone’s home. Photo: dezy (Shutterstock) Many people think of their furry, four-legged friends as being part of their family, so it can be hard to leave them for the holidays. But with holiday travel being hectic enough on its own, it’s not always clear whether to add your mutt to the mix. Flying with pets is one thing, and, for a variety of reasons, may be easy to rule out. But what about a road trip? Hypothetically, that seems simpler: Loading your dog and/or cat into the car and hitting the road. In reality, though, there’s more to consider. In an article for the university’s website , Devin Rokyta of the Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine breaks down what to keep in mind when deciding whether to bring your pet on a holiday road trip, or make boarding arrangements instead. Here’s what to know. To bring or to board: What to consider As you’re thinking through the pros and cons of bringing your pet on your holiday road trip, here are a few things to keep in mind: Your pet’s temperament Your pet’s special needs Whether anyone traveling in your vehicle or staying in the same home is allergic to your pet Whether there’s room in the vehicle to safely accommodate your pet How well your pet is able to adapt to a new environment and schedule/routine Whether your pet gets sick in the car When […]