Although dogs are animals very docile , they are prepared to travel by car . It is therefore necessary to take a series of measures to make the trip a little more enjoyable for both the animal and the other occupants.
Be aware that, according to current regulations , the dog should go in a separate space driver that is delimited with a folding metal frame suitable for all types of vehicles. The Traffic Department prohibits animals are loose in the car or to be in the front seat because they can pose a driving hazard .
Before you goIf this is the first time you make a trip to the pet, what can be done minutes before leaving the place of destination is to accustom the dog to the car when stationary, enter the vehicle and remain inside for a while then put up and make very short journeys. It may be that the dog barks for no apparent reason. What happens is that for him the car is not moving: you think are the things that move and tries futilely chase .
Placing the petIf it is a large animal , bring bound , placed in the side opposite the driver and occupants to separate by means of a grid or framework extensible which can be bought in any shop.
If the pet is a small dog should be put in the back seat, inside a box, basket or special bag for animals, which can be purchased at any pet store. It's a good way to keep quiet and avoid dizzy.
Important PrecautionsWe must avoid pull his head out the window , because you may get diseases such as otitis or conjunctivitis . Also ensure that does not pass the front of the car distracted the driver, since it can cause a dangerous situation that you lose control of the vehicle. If the driver is traveling alone and mascot, this should not turn to see how the trip takes the dog to avoid, so let your guard down and the possibility of an accident .
If the trip is over you can stop at a service area or for the dog to stretch its legs a bit and drink some water. Furthermore, when withholding or caravans, is better than the person in charge of the dog off the car and take you for a little walk to give him the air, as high temperatures and immobility can cause heat stroke.
When people are in the car during the trip need to stop eating, the pet may stay inside the vehicle, in the shade with the windows partially lowered so it can breathe. In this sense, we can say that you should not leave the animal in the car during the summer months, even in the shade, a risk that it could suffer a thermal shock , causing even death.