One of the things that you can do to prepare for the holiday with your pet is to make sure that he is comfortable and safe during a long trip in the car. Have peace of mind that your pet is safe by using equipment that is ideal for him and that suits your preference. Do regular trips with your pet and the equipment before the long trip, so that he can get used to the car rides and the safety equipment.
If you think about it, it is actually obvious why you need to keep your pet safe when you take a trip anywhere – it is for the same reason why humans should wear safety belts. If your pet is not restrained in the unlikely event of an accident, there is a big chance that he will become a flying object in the car. Not only could this seriously injure your pet, but also any human(s) in the car.
Another reason is that your pet might panic if there’s an accident and flee from the car, putting himself in danger, as he could either get lost or be hit by oncoming traffic. This is also why a dog should never travel on someone’s lap, or worse – with his head sticking out of the window. Not only could he be seriously injured in an accident, but he might get a fright and jump out of the window while the car is still moving. Not to mention the possibility of distracting the driver. So, for everybody’s safety, equipment that keeps your dog safe is a must.
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