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Tips for Feeding your Husky on a Road Trip

Everyone loves a road trip, and with summer all around, you may be thinking of getting your car on the road and heading for an unknown destination, in search of fun and adventure. But your Husky is a part of your family, and of course, your furry friend will be riding shotgun with you. But feeding your Husky on a road trip can be tricky business if you’re not prepared.

You want your Husky to be as happy on your road trip as you will be, and feeding your Husky properly is key to a happy furry passenger. Here are a few tips to keeping your four legged friend happy, well fed and content.

  • Always carry enough water: You may be headed into a desert or a forest with no water source nearby. The last thing you want is to be stranded somewhere, with a very thirsty Husky in tow. A road trip is supposed to be fun, and you don’t want to be spending your last few dollars on expensive bottles of water that don’t seem to last. Carry ample water – keeping your Husky well hydrated means they will have regular bathroom breaks and healthy tummies.
  • Carry your brand of dog food: Your pet may be partial to a certain brand – ensuring that you have enough dog food with you will keep your Husky a happy camper. Feeding them junk food will not be good for Huskies, especially on a long road trip.
  • Keep food ready: Huskies are generally grazers, and they will always eat a little during the whole day. As you will be traveling, it may not be possible to keep a bowl of food nearby, because you could potentially mess up your car. But you can make periodic stops to make sure they have enough calorie intakes in the day.
  • Don’t feed them right before the road trip: Just like little kids, Husky pups can be prone to car sickness, and you have less of a mess to clean up if they don’t have food swirling around their tummies during the trip. Avoid feeding your Husky two hours prior to your journey.
  • Make frequent stops: Just like humans, Huskies also get bored on a long journey. Make a short stop every hour or so to stretch your legs and allow your Husky to do the same. This would be a great time to feed them and give them water to drink. These frequent stops are a great way of making sure your Husky is happy, healthy and definitely not hungry. Plus, letting them exercise will hopefully keep them tired while you’re driving – snooze time is worry free time for you and your pet.
  • Bring food to settle an upset tummy: It’s unavoidable, but dogs do pass gas and you really don’t want to be stuck in a closed car with your pet farting away to glory. You may think that’s gross, but that’s the reality which many people don’t address. Bring yogurt or canned pumpkins that act as great tummy settlers.

Best Cars for Long-Distance Adventures

Top 5 Cars That’ll Last Long-Distance

For long adventures, having a car that is comfortable and cost effective can make or break the experience. Here are the top 5 that’ll stand the test.

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Life is an adventure; and the best part about every voyage is the journey from one place to the next. Making certain that you start out right is paramount; as nobody wants to have their dream trip spoiled by travelling in a cramped and uncomfortable vehicle. We’ve compiled a list of the best cars for long-distant adventures in hopes of making your entire experience the very best it can be.

  1.     Land Rover Discovery Sport

This outstanding luxury compact SUV is a fabulous ride for long trips or for day-to-day errands. Its roomy interior makes it comfortable for an all-day or several days’ ride. Its ability to take whatever road conditions may be ahead will be a great comfort on your trip. The added bonus of great gas mileage makes this a winning combination. Harrowing driving conditions are no match for the Discovery Sport’s off-road capabilities.

  1.     Lincoln MKC AWD

The Lincoln MKC AWD’s comfortable cabin and trendy electronic controls make for a comfortable ride. In addition, its touchscreen navigation and heated leather seats add a touch of luxury as it easily handles any road conditions. The impressive 7.9 inches of ground clearance will put your mind as ease no matter what the road ahead throws at you. Its powerful engine handles any steep mountain pass with ease and its traction control helps to assure against rollover risks.

  1.     Subaru Forester

This impressive vehicle offers competitive features, comfort, and excellent gas mileage. With large roomy back seats and plenty of cargo space, the Forester’s all-wheel drive will keep you going forward on your journey with comfort, economy, and style.

  1.     Ford Transit Connect LWB

This vehicle’s three row seating will haul as much as 104 cubic feet of gear; enough room for the entire family and all their needs. Its off-road abilities will ensure that you can maneuver around whatever hazards your journey encounters. Its powerful engine and front-wheel-drive will move you through sand or snow with barely a hiccup.  

  1.     Subaru Outback

Once again, the Outback lives up to its iconic name. This vehicle is practically synonymous with the term adventurer. Comfortable and offering ample cargo space for all your needs, it nearly does the driving for you while it watches out with rear reversing cameras and a number pad key lock. This is the decisive adventure vehicle for the entire family, and its ability to easily maneuvering through deep snow or beach sand makes this car the perfect all-around long-distance vehicle. Its impressive mileage at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway ensures that your journey will be all about seeing the sights instead of hunting for the next fuel depot.

When it comes to making life’s adventures more comfortable – and gas-mileage affordable – these cars stand out as the workhorses for the job. They’re designed to be durable against the elements by also offering plenty of room for that emergency over-night camp, while still remaining within your budget.

The Hidden Threat to Men’s Health

So you’re eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising regularly. Textbook formula for looking and feeling great, right? Almost, but there is one thing that could derail you from your path to success. In the United States, an estimated 24 million Americans use illegal drugs. This is the equivalent of eight percent of the United States’ population. That number keeps growing as more and more men are engaging in recreational drug use. It has been reported that men are three times as likely as women to use drugs regularly. Men are naturally prone to taking more risks, whether it be to appear more masculine or just to get the endorphins pumping. However, frequent drug use can be detrimental to not only your mental health, but your physical health as well.

Each type of drug will have different effects on your body, but did you know that drugs also affect men and women differently? Drug use can leading to haunting, irreversible physical effects. Depending on the type of drug you take, you can see changes such as increased acne, dull skin, scars, baldness, destruction of the cartilage in your nose, bronchitis, lung infection, kidney failure and even death.

Better Addiction Care compiled mugshot photos to provide examples of the haunting physical changes you can see from repetitive drug use.

A common misconception from users is that these are only extreme cases and while it might happen to others, they will be lucky enough to avoid the negative effects of frequent drug use. No one is immune to the side effects of abuse.  In order to keep yourself feeling healthy and living life to the fullest it is best to stay away from the use of drugs. The legal, health and social consequences are not worth the high- literally. The number one reason why people turn to drugs is because they are feeling some sort of void in their lives. If you keep a full and well-balanced life, you can keep your priorities in order. The goal is to thrive, not just to survive.