When you have to transport an animal in your car, keep it secured in a carrier or under the control of a back-seat passenger.Small pets should never be allowed loose in the vehicle as they can easily slip into inaccessible corners or crannies. Can you imagine trying to focus on getting safely past the expressway as your children screaming in the backseat that their pet hamster has gone through under the seat, and can not be reached.Large pets that can not fit into the carriers should either be well trained enough to sit quietly in the back seat, or tied and held fast to a backseat passenger. They should not be allowed to claw at the driver’s arm, climb into the driver’s seat, or block driver vision through the rear windshield or windows.
- Keeps all small pets safely in their carriers and do not open the carrier before you reached your destination- If a pet in a carrier seems to need attention, but jumps out of the carrier as one of your passengers check on it, stop the car in a safe spot and catch the animal first before proceeding on with the journey. Do not continue to run and then meet with an accident when you find that in order to brake, you first need to stomp on the fluffy (clinging to the brake pedal).- Invest in a child car seat or belts designed especially for large pets. This will prevent the animal from being thrown around the vehicle in the event of an abrupt stop or accident.- Don’t tie an animal around the neck or any part of the vehicle during a trip. If the animal is thrown forward during sudden braking or a collision, it can suffocate or have his neck broken.- If the animal gets car-sick, stop the vehicle and tends to it. Do not divert your attention on the road and keep turning your head to check on the animal.
- Never let your pet carrier or pet be positioned so that each time the driver glances into the rear view mirror, all he sees is a great pair of furry ears or a paw-print covered bag!Aquarium Pets should be transported safely inside sturdy container with a generous cushion of air between the water surface and the lid so that oxygen exchanges is still possible. Container lids should be tight and no risk of coming off, with some holes in the top for ventilation. Traveling must be kept short.