Summer Travel With Pets: Top Five Safety Tips

By Jonathan Welsh, The Wall Street Journal

The beginning of summer marks a difficult time for your car. It needs extra attention to keep extreme heat from damaging its engine, battery and other parts. Overheating is also a common and deadly hazard for pets traveling in cars.

The potential dangers of traveling with pets are getting more attention for a couple of reasons. The sluggish economy has made relatively frugal road trips more popular. Since cars tend to be more pet-friendly than some other forms of transportation, more people are taking their dogs, cats and other animals with them.

“People tend to say, ‘Hey, let’s take along the dog or cat,’” says Katherine Miller, an animal behaviorist with the ASPCA. But people often do not realize how stressful travel can be for animals who are not used to it, she says. The ASPCA has the following five tips to help keep the journey fun and safe for you and your pet.

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