Pets should be gradually acclimated to harnesses, crates and car travel before being taken on a long road trip, and they should be given an exercise break every few hours along the way, says Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Pets should be secured in the car with a harness or well-ventilated crate and should never be allowed to ride untethered in a pickup truck bed, left alone in a parked car or allowed to ride with their head out of the window.
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