Lots of pups love car rides! It’s always fun to bring along your fur balls for a fun little road trip, even if it’s just to run errands.
With that being said, it’s important to ensure that you and your pups are safe and secure during the journey. The most important safety aspect of any car ride is using proper seatbelts and harnesses. Opt for crash-tested products. These are absolutely essential for road safety for both your pup and you, as you will do well to receive no distractions from pups wandering around while you drive!
Medium- and large-sized fur balls should always ride in the back seat, tethered to cargo tie downs or your car’s seatbelts with that crash-tested harness we talked about.
If you have a small pup and plan to have him in the front seat, you should also be well-aware of how the airbags in your car work, if you have them. Can they be turned on and off? (If so, turn them off!) If your front airbags can’t be turned off, it’ll be best to keep your littler fur balls in the back seat.
Let’s say now that your pup will be safe in the front seat. Make sure that he has a nice, sturdy carseat, buckle it in place with your car’s seatbelt, then fasten his harness to the seatbelt itself with the aforementioned harness and tether. If you’re moving your little pup to the back, use an elevated carseat or a folded seat to make him just a little taller.
It’s also important to keep your car clear of items that can fall onto your pup, especially if they are heavy. Also, although your pup may enjoy poking his head out of the window to get the breeze and watch the world go by, it’s not always a good idea to let him because foreign objects may become lodged in his eyes. Keep windows opened just a crack for some wind, but not enough that your pup can stick his head out!
Now you know all you need to about car rides with fur balls. Do like and share this with other pup parents, and please drive safely!