In order to ensure the safety of transporting your pets, follow these tips.
Leash your dog or cat before you open your front door to put them in your car. You don't want your
pet to dart out of the house uncontrolled. Be sure to have an ID tag, and leash on your dog or cat before you open the car door, have control of your pets at all times. Pets can be frightened in a strange environment and run off. Keep your pet inside the car. Do not let your pet hang out the window or ride in the trunk. It isn't safe for a pet. Dogs can also get debris in their eyes and lungs, leading to illness. Some dogs will jump out of the car windows.
Keep your pet out of the front seat or your lap. Accidents are being caused by their dog while you are driving. The dog can distract the driver.
Restrain your pet for safety. I use Auto Zip Line -Leash/Zip Line Combo
connect a dog harness to a Zipline http://www.kurgostore.com/dog-leashes-and-collars/kurgo-auto-zip-line-leash-zip-line-combo/ that goes the width of the backseat, which allows the dog to walk back and forth. This is not as safe as a seat belt tether http://www.kurgostore.com/dog-leashes-and-collars/direct-to-seat-belt-tether/ but it will keep your pet out of the front seat.
Keep your dog from getting dehydrated. I use a water bottle http://www.amazon.com/Handi-Drink-Dog-Water-Bottle-Spill-proof/dp/B000GDXHQ0 some dogs pant excessively in the car making hydration even more essential. The water bottle is very handy.
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