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Tis’ the season for traveling. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most long-distance holiday travel — about 90 percent! — is by car. So, whether you’re heading south to a warmer climate or packing up and heading north to spend time with friends and family, don’t forget to keep pets safe as you pile into the minivan.
Traveling with pets — puppies or adults — is safer and easier with a kennel. But there are many types of kennels available, so where do you begin?
First, you need the proper kennel for the type and size of your pet.
Plastic and wire kennels are both very good products for dogs and cats. Today’s wire kennels offer convenience and versatility features that usually make them a better choice for most pet owners. Soft, easy-to-fold crates and carriers are other great options that provide a lightweight alternative.
There’s no question that pets, like children, should be safely restrained while traveling. All it takes is a sudden stop or turn to seriously injure your pet — not to mention what could happen if you got in an accident.
Second, unrestrained pets are also the cause of many accidents, as they can distract or even interfere with the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.
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