PetMeds Spotlight: Driving with your dog

Today’s PetMeds Spotlight is on driving with your dog.  It’s important to remember to keep your dog tethered during the drive.  There are many things that can effect your dog, and keeping them on the leash while your driving will ensure their safety as well as yours.

Most times, depending on the size of your dog, tethering your dog to the seat-belt with a distance that allows for them to put their head out the window is most desirable.  You have to keep in mind that a sudden turn can cause a dog to fall out the window so make sure they are just able enough to put their head out the window.

Other times, depending on the size of your dog, two tethers may be necessary to keep the dog centrally located.  For example, if your dog is suddenly frightened, it may try to seek shelter below your legs, or on your lap.  This can effect the way you drive and cause you and your dog to be endangered.  One tether to make sure he can’t get out the window, and a second to keep them in the passenger seat is the safest way to go.

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  • […] I am one of these people, and I have written before on the safety of the driver when pets are in the car, but I wanted to take a second to talk about the safety of the pet in case of an […]

  • Anthony Planakis, Donations Coordinator says:

    Thank you!

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