Most dog owners love to take their dogs with them when they travel. A road trip can be a lot of fun to take your dog. As dog owners, we love our dogs and that is why we want to take them with us. For dogs, a trip in the car is one of the best things ever. While it is fun to take the dogs with us, there are some very important safety steps that should be taken to both the dog and everyone else in the car safe.
1. Never leave your dog in the car. Did you know that temperatures as low as 78 degrees can make the inside of a car feel like it is in triple digits in just a few minutes. You wouldn’t leave your child in a car like that, you should not leave your dog either. In just a few short minutes, a dog can suffer from serious injury and even death. It is also illegal in some states to leave your dog unattended in a car.
2. Consider Pet Safety Restraints. Everyone knows that people need to use a seat belt while driving in the car, but many people do not consider that dogs should also be restrained. A dog can get seriously injured if there is an accident and the dog is not restrained. The dog can also fly through the air, hitting a passenger and causing serious injury to the passengers in the car. Dogs that are not restrained can also cause a distraction to the driving, and therefore, cause an accident. BY visiting your local pet supply store, you can get a pet safety restraint that is the right fit for your dog’s weight and size.
3. Your Pet Needs Identification. Accidents can happen at any time. Emergencies are never planned. Your dog might get excited and jump out of the car. Your car might break down or worse still, you might be in an accident. Any of these scenarios can cause your dog to get lost. A simple step of making sure the dog has proper identification can make sure that you get your dog back. It can be something as simple as a dog tag or more advanced as a microchip. This helps the authorities find out where the dogs live and who they belong.
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