Traveling by car with the dog may not be an easy task for many owners, especially if the pup is compromising everyone’s safety.
Therefore, when traveling by car with your dog, know that the main priority must be to ensure that both the bigeye and you travel safely. The dog must not go in the car loose, on the owner’s lap, on the owner’s shoulders, in the suitcase, or anywhere else without the minimum safety conditions being guaranteed. Think about how you would take a 2-year-old in the car and apply the same thought to your dog.
There are 3 options for taking the dog in the car:
Take your dog inside an appropriate dog carrier. The box goes inside the car and is a way to protect your bigeye from possible accidents, distract those who are driving, and even damage the vehicle.
There are, however, many dogs that get nervous when being transported inside a crate and so consider other options that make the bigeye as less stressed as possible.
The dog seats are covered in fabric that attaches to the seats and has a safety belt suitable for animals. The only drawback of this option is that it is not a valid option for large dogs, only small and medium.
3) Chest with car guide
This option is valid for all dogs, from the smallest to the biggest. It is a collar that is placed on the dog’s chest and is attached to the seat belt. Always opt for a collar attached to the chest rather than the neck because, in an accident, the dog’s body is fully pulled instead of just the neck being pulled.
My dog doesn’t like to ride in the car, what do I do?
There are several dogs that don’t like cars and get sick when they do. They are usually trembling, scared, scared, and even crying. In extreme cases, they may even vomit or defecate.
To help your dog overcome the fear of riding in a car, you should talk to him during the trip, showing that there is nothing to fear. Make a few stops for the dog to drink, pee, and calm down. If over time and after a few trips, the bigeye still shows symptoms of fear, we advise you to take him to the vet so that he can be prescribed a medicine that allows him to calm down.
Always prioritize everyone’s safety and well-being. Remember that the dog did not ask to travel by car and that, if he is not used to it, it is normal to feel scared. This is where owners must act and help their animals to overcome these moments. Always protect and take care of your bigeye!