(Courtesy by AP) Vacations may help humans relax, but a Purdue University veterinarian says pets are often stressed during summer travel.

Wellness veterinarian Lorraine Corriveau says keeping pets on their regular schedule while on vacation helps reduce stress for animals traveling with their owners. Corriveau says pets should have up-to-date tags on their collars, and temporary tags can be added to include vacation contact information or a cell phone number.

(Courtesy by AP) Vacations may help humans relax, but a Purdue University veterinarian says pets are often stressed during summer travel.

Wellness veterinarian Lorraine Corriveau says keeping pets on their regular schedule while on vacation helps reduce stress for animals traveling with their owners. Corriveau says pets should have up-to-date tags on their collars, and temporary tags can be added to include vacation contact information or a cell phone number.

If pets ride in the car, Corriveau says owners should stop every three hours to give the pet exercise, a bathroom break and a drink of water.

Corriveau says people who want to leave their pets behind when they travel can find good pet sitting services by asking their local veterinarians for recommendations.

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