Back in July, we interviewed the founder of BarkBuckleUP about the importance of using restraining devices to keep pets safe while in the car. The Los Angeles Times has published a very good feature detailing some of the dangers that exist when pets are allowed to be unrestrained in the car.
Click here to read the L.A. Times article.
I can’t say this enough. The best way to keep a pet of any size safe while traveling is to use proper restraints. These include carriers appropriate to the size of the pet (ideal for cats) and harness-type devices that hook into the car’s seat belt. Restraints and carriers are available at pet stores and online for a whole range of prices, so there’s no reason not to invest in something that will keep both of you — and other folks on the road — safer.