Feed your pet lightly before beginning the trip, about one third of their normal amount. Save the remainder and feed it once you've reached your destination.
If the weather is warm, use your air conditioning. Always make sure that air is being circulated frequently.
Restrain your pet, using a pet seat belt or secured carrier.
Never let your pet ride unrestrained in the back of a truck.
Do not let your pet hang its head out of the window. Sore eyes can be caused by dust, grit and insects in the air; inflamed ears and throat by too much wind.
Take breaks at least every three hours to allow your pet to exercise and relieve itself.
Don't allow your pet to run loose at rest areas. A pet can become lost, run into traffic, or get involved in a fight with another animal.
Never leave your pet in a closed car. Heat can quickly become excessive in a parked car even if it is in the shade, and animals can suffer from heat exhaustion, which could be fatal. Symptoms like , means that your dog needs attention immediately. Place cool towels on your rapid panting, fast pulse, excessive slobbering, red eyes and gums, feverish temperature or vomitingdog and take him to the nearest veterinarian immediately.
Additionally, your pet can become a target for theft.
Dogs & Car Sickness
Be certain that your pet is accustomed to traveling in a car. If not, try a series of shorter trips before taking a long one.
Many dogs and cats do not travel well in a car. If your pet gets car sick, consider travel-sickness pills. Again, check with your vet for recommendations and dosage.