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Posts tagged ‘safety’

Photo Friday: Cooper’s new car seat

Blogging, I’ve learned, can be a bit lonely — I hit the “publish” button, a tree falls in the forest, and I wonder if anyone hears…. As a result, I cherish every comment people write about my posts, and I spend a really unconscionable amount of time on Twitter, making contact with other dog/travel enthusiasts. So you can imagine how excited I am when someone actually Takes My Advice — or maybe you can’t. Boy, I’m excited. This week’s picture is  … Read more

Favorite car restraints for a small dog

“…I don’t want to be too graphic, but I do want to convince you that securing your dog to the car and limiting her range of motion is important not only for your dog’s safety, but for yours. Even a 2 lb. dog becomes a missile in an accident: At 50 mph, little Fluff will hit you with the force of 40 lbs. At the same speed, a 20 lb. dog will hit with the force of 440 lbs. Fluff  … Read more

Chloe’s car harness: Keeping your small dog safe on a road trip

Chloe in the van

Driving from Sarasota to Tampa this weekend, I realized that although I’ve described my preferred away-from-home car safety set-up for Chloe (a 3-in-1 vest harness plus the strap from a PetBuckle kit), I’ve never given you a picture of it in action. So here’s a picture of Chloe in my father-in-law’s van, just after a very satisfying trip to one of her favorite dog parks. It’s already hot in Florida, so she’s resting on the  … Read more

Carrier on lap during flight or not? Second thoughts

A while ago, I wrote a post about whether you can or cannot bring your dog’s carrier out from under the seat during flight and rest it on your lap. All airlines agree that your dog must stay completely in her carrier, but some appear to allow you to hold the carrier on your lap except during takeoff and landing.

It was a popular post, so I know that a bunch of you like having your dog’s carrier on your lap  … Read more

Dog-proofing your hotel room

Photo by hoganedix

I was inspired to write this by an article I saw recently about childproofing your hotel room. Generally speaking, parents and pet owners (especially owners of young pets) both have to worry about the same issues: What’s in here that can harm my small creature, what damage can my small creature wreak, and what can I do about it?

The first thing I do when we get to a hotel room is set up Chloe’s travel crate  … Read more

Traveling by car with a small dog: Ready, set…

Photo by ♡Blackangelツ

You’ve seen it, of course: an adorable, small dog either standing on her owner’s lap while her owner drives or with her front paws on the passenger-side door panel, nose blissfully out the open window and ears flapping in the wind. She loves it! She’s in heaven! She’s also really, really unsafe!!

If I’m describing you and your dog, believe me, I know you’re a terrific driver. Hey, I am too. But remember all those crazy drivers  … Read more