Dog Car Safety

Apr 2, 2018, 06:41 AM by Discount Auto Glass

With this nice springtime weather, it’s about that time of year again where we all load the pups up for an adventure around town or to the dog park. Of course, we want them to enjoy dog in fieldthe nice weather just as much as we do! But, as much as we want to make our dogs happy, it’s important to remember to keep them safe in the car, too. Here at Discount Auto Glass, we’re all dog lovers and we want to keep them safe in our vehicles. So, we put together a list of tips to remember before you load up your pup.

  1. Water

    If you’re headed out on a long road trip, or if it is particularly warm, don’t forget the water. Dogs get thirsty just like humans. Keep a few extra bottles in the car so that when you make a pit stop your dog can get a drink and avoid dehydration.

  2. Crate

    The safest way for your dog to ride in the car with you is in a crate. Make sure there is plenty of air circulation, so your dog can breathe easy. There are lots of crates that are crash tested and they will be the best option for your dog. Crating your dog can also help you stay more focused on the road, making you both safer on the drive.  

  3. Fast

    This will save you from a big mess! It’s recommended for a dog to fast for about six doghours before a road trip. That way, he doesn’t get carsick and you’re not left with a mess.

  4. Lock Windows

    Though most dogs love the opportunity to hang their heads out the window and feel the wind blowing in their ears, it’s not exactly safe for them. A rock could fly up and hit your dog’s eye. Worse, he could even fall or jump out of the car. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

  5. Take breaks
    We all need a little time to stretch our legs during a long road trip, and our pups are no exception. When you make a pit stop at a gas station or rest area, take your pup on a walk to let him get some energy out.

We love our pets at Discount Auto Glass, but we also love our cars! Keeping our windows dog sniffing groundand windshields in tip-top shape is a priority for us. If your car’s glass is in less than tip-top shape this spring, give Discount Auto Glass a call. We can take appointments at one of our eight locations throughout Arkansas, our location in Joplin, Missouri, our location in Memphis, Tennessee, or our mobile team can come to you at no additional cost. Give us a call at 501-377-9575 or use our online form to get a quote.

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