Riding in the car with our pets is usually an exciting and joyous occasion, one in which we’re taking our pets on an adventure together. Road trips, vacations, hiking, swimming, and occasionally a trip to the V-E-T is where we bring our dogs and (obedient) cats.
Something we don’t often think about is: What happens to our pets if there is a car crash? Unfortunately, there are no pet safety standards out there and even well-meaning restraints for pets can do a lot of harm. The thought of them getting launched is terrifying and heartbreaking—it is almost guaranteed to happen during accidents.
However, there are many things that we can do to try and make each car ride safer for our pets. The first step is educating yourselves of the various ways that animals can get injured and then setting them up for a successful outcome. Find out how you can make your car a safer place for your loving pets to ride in with the infographic below.
This is an infographic by Erin Tran, a writer for AAMCOColorado.com. If you liked this piece, then follow me on Twitter @AAMCOColorado. When I’m not writing about pet safety in cars or transmission repair, I’m usually tinkering around with my own car and hanging out with my dog.