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Traveling with Pets

Protect them on all your road trips

By Statepoint

Traveling with Pets

Pets are beloved members of many families, and many also drive with their furry friends, from trips to the veterinarian’s office to long adventures. Here are some precautions:

For dogs

  • A proper restraint will protect your pooch in case of an accident. The Center for Pet Safety recommends a quality, crash-tested harness.
  • Allowing your dog to stick their head out the window is more dangerous than it seems. It can cause painful debris to get into their eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Never allow your dog to sit on your lap. Use a barrier to prevent a dog making its way to the front.

For cats

  • Use a proper carrier with enough room for them to move around.
  • Make sure your cat is wearing a harness and leash before exiting the vehicle.
If your animal gets hurt or becomes ill, you can search by zip code for American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited clinics at Also, some companies, including Erie Insurance, offer coverage to help with vet costs if your pet is hurt in a car accident.

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