2. Buckle Up. Unfortunately, pets being allowed to freely roam through the car is also pretty dangerous. In an accident, they will fly through the air, possibly hitting you with several hundred pounds of force as well as potentially being seriously injured as they’re tossed around.
The good news is, there are safety harnesses that buckle into your regular seat belt and do a great job of keeping your pet safe. For smaller or less cooperative pets, a carrier’s a good choice.
3. Breaks. Long periods of time spent in a vehicle makes anyone antsy, and that includes your pets. If you’re going on a long trip, plan to make stops along the way to give your pet a chance to walk, stretch and go to the bathroom.
Also make sure there’s enough food and water for them to have some when you stop.
Many animals love to ride in the car, and you can help them be safer while they do it!