When it comes to transporting your dog, most people think you can just put them in the back seat and take off. What they hardly know is there are plenty of laws that regulate the carrying of pets in cars. In some states, you can get fined for not transporting your dog the right way and if you get into an accident because of your pet, it falls under distracted driving violations. There is also the danger of your dog accidently pulling down one of the power shutters, and there have been cases of dogs jumping out of a moving car with disastrous and sometimes fatal results. It is recommended by pet experts that you lock your power shutters to prevent accidental pressing.
Variocage dog cages are one of safest options to ensure your dog’s safety during a car ride. These cages are crash tested and undergo vigorous tests to ensure they are safety certified and have the ability to withstand collisions from the back. They come in a range of sizes so that you can choose one that fits your dog’s size.
Variocage dog cages are usually made using aluminum and plastic that is infused with fiberglass for durability and longevity and includes an escape door on the other side so in case of any accident you can quickly retrieve your dog from either side of the cage.
When choosing cages, pay extra attention and check if the cage allows proper ventilation so that your pet dog can stay safe and also check if the selected model offers tie down straps so you can anchor it down. For people who live in cold countries need to also make sure that the cage they choose has adequate ventilation. The ideal option would be to check for reputable brands as they have strict quality standards and strive to provide the best for your dog, while also providing you with a warranty lasting a couple of years at least. Some dogs have a habit of getting anxious during car rides and road trips, just like human babies. And just like human babies, consoling them and spending a couple of minutes playing with them every now and then will help them. Stop every four to five hours and let them come out of the car.
Also ensure that your dog has access to water at regular intervals. Regardless of if you’re going on a cross country trip or a quick run to the nearby Chinese food outlet, it is recommended that you keep a bottle and possibly a bowl in your car at all times.