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Keep pets safe in the car

Car travel can be an enjoyable experience for pets, but it poses dangers to pets and drivers, and owners should ensure animals are restrained and protected, regardless of whether state laws mandate it, writes attorney Patti Lawson. Dogs should be restrained and never be allowed in the front seat, cats should travel in certified carriers, windows should not be open wide enough to allow pets to stick their heads out, and travelers should carry pet first-aid kits and ensure dogs have tags, Lawson writes.

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