Remember the Animaniacs? I loved them! This was the best and most hilarious cartoon ever, in my opinion. I loved their small segments of Pinky and the Brain, Slappy Squirrel, Chicken Boo, and Good Idea Bad Idea, just to name a few.
So in remembrance of my favorite cartoon, I have put together a list of good ideas and bad ideas for pet travel safety, then also shared an Animaniacs video.
Keeping the car windows rolled up or putting BreezeGuard Window Screens on the car windows before rolling them down.
Letting your dog hang his head out the window. He can be hit with flying debris such as roadside trash, rocks, or someone flicking their cigarette butt out the window. Also, if you have to swerve your car suddenly, your dog could fly out and be injured.
Having your dog ride in the back seat.
Having your dog ride in the front seat. Airbags are not safe for dogs and most cars nowadays have passenger side airbags.
Having your dog be safely restrained in the car.
Letting your dog roam around in the car or sit in your lap. A dog who is free to do as he chooses in the car can be a very dangerous distraction. Although there is no law that says your dog has to be restrained in the car, you can get a ticket for reckless driving. Or a worst case scenario, your dog could be seriously injured or killed in a car accident.
I know, it is not as funny as the Animaniacs version. But it is still good advice so protect your pet and practice pet travel safety!