Be Your Dog’s Best Friend and Don’t Forget His H20 When Driving From A2B

Posted on July 6th, 2010 by GEM Motoring Assist

This summer Road Safety Champion, GEM Motoring Assist is reminding motorists to take special care of their pets, asking owners to make sure their hound is properly hydrated on long and especially warm journeys.As temperatures begin to rise, drivers may often forget how the heat can affect animals and ultimately, if not carefully considered, can be extremely harmful or even fatal.

To make the job easier, GEM has teamed up with Road Refresher™, a non spill pet travel bowl which can be filled with water and then safely left within
a car so your pet has access to fresh water whenever he wants. And best of all, none will spill!

The Road Refresher™ is an award winning product that has been seen on Dragons Den and in the White House. It is currently used and trusted by the emergency services in the UK and the USA and will ensure your dog can arrive healthy and refreshed wherever you go. More information on how it
works can be found on As part of this summer partnership GEM is offering you a chance to win your dog a Road Refresher™, and is giving away 2 bowls each week through its website until 30th September 2010. To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit Enter your details and you will be included in a weekly draw plus there’s a link to download a safety leaflet produced by ROSPA with more information about travelling with your pet.David Williams MBE, GEM’s Chief Executive said,
“Many people simply do not link dehydration with their pets, but they need to be fed and watered just as much as we do. UK holidays are becoming increasingly popular, and if the recent weather is anything to go by it’s going to be a scorcher. We expect to see even more animals being taken on long journeys so we are urging drivers to consider their pets’ needs as well as the rest of the family’s when it comes to hydration. The Road Refresher™ is a brilliant gadget which will ensure your dog has water when he needs it. It can even reduce your pet’s ‘slobber’ by up to 90% – something we at GEM think is absolutely genius!”