Do not allow pets to roam while in the car.

doctor marty becker

As an animal handler, my mission is to protect pets and people, not only from dog bites or poor training practices, but also from everyday activities like car travel. Common travel “tricks” such as using zip ties, carabiners and seat belts to secure boxes, or practices such as allowing pets to ride in the front seat, are particularly dangerous and can have devastating consequences. Here are safety strategies you can implement to keep furry family members safe during road trips.

The most important things in travel include preventing pets from escaping when getting in and out of the car or from escaping in the event of an accident; prevent them from wandering around the car while it is in motion; and keep pets and other passengers safe in the event of an accident. Start with smart practices and crash-proof safety gear that securely restrain pets and provide protection.