Sedating a dog when traveling
Even if you’re certain of your timing, you can get held up — in just 30 minutes, you could return to a 120 degree car and a pet suffering irreversible organ damage or death.
If you see a pet left inside a hot car take these steps to help them.
Excessively hot or cold temperatures, poor ventilation and rough handling are often to blame. If your pet must travel in the cargo hold, you can increase the chances of a safe flight for your pet by following these tips.
Don't hesitate to complain if you witness the mishandling of an animal—either yours or someone else's—at any airport.
Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.
Stop frequently to allow your pet to exercise and eliminate.
Their short nasal passages leave them especially vulnerable to oxygen deprivation and heat stroke. If you plan to bring your pet on vacation, driving is usually a better option.
Dog restraints or seat belts are useful for preventing your dog from roaming around the car and being a distraction to the driver, but they haven't been reliably shown to protect dogs during a crash.
Car Carriers on Most cats aren't comfortable traveling in cars, so for their safety as well as yours, keep them in a carrier.
Do you know the best place for your dog or cat in your car?
The safest way for your dog to travel in the car is in a crate that has been anchored to the vehicle using a seat belt or other secure means.