Travelling with your
dog in the car

dog car safety

When travelling in the car with your dog, consider using a specially designed dog carrier or a harness, depending on the size and age of your dog.


Carriers should have good ventilation, a secure door and plenty of room – never leave your dog loose in the car. In the event of an accident an unsecured dog could not only seriously hurt themselves but could also be a danger to other passengers in the car. Laws regarding travelling with dogs in cars varies by state – make sure you follow the law in your area.


For longer journeys, tips to help make the trip stress-free and enjoyable for you and your dog include:


  • Don't feed your dog immediately prior to car travel


  • Stop every 2 hours for some exercise and a toilet break


  • Take a water container for your dog to have a drink when you stop


  • Use a window blind to shield your dog from the sun


  • Never leave your dog unattended in a hot car


When travelling to areas with paralysis ticks, be extra vigilant of changes in your dog's behaviour. Consider a preventative such as NexGard SPECTRA® to protect your dog from these potentially deadly parasites.


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