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Traveling with your Pets
Many pets love car rides. When you travel with Fluffy or Fido, be sure to protect them just like any other member of the family.
Similar to seat belts for humans, pet restraints and travel carriers help protect animals from injury and from injuring other passengers. They also reduce driver distractions, while offering a safe, comfortable place for your pet to ride.
Pet restraints attach to your car’s seat and come in a variety of styles. Be sure to choose the right size restraint for your pet.
Travel carriers should be big enough for your pet to comfortably satand without touching the top. Cats should always ride in a carrier to prevent them from crawling under your feet while you drive.
Never ride with a pet in the front seat, whether in the passenger seat or on your lap. Pets in the driver lap present a dangerous distraction, and front seat air bags could seriously harm your pet if deployed.
Don’t let your pets stick their head outside car windows; debris can get in their eyes, ears, and nose. Leaving pets inside a parked car can lead to heat stroke or hypothermia. Dogs riding in the rear of pickup trucks should be in a carrier that is fastened securely to the truck bed.
Items to pack:
Health documentation and pet first aid kit.