By Dr. Marty Becker | vetstreet.com
Dog sticking his head out the car windowI've done it, and I know better. You've done it, and you probably know better too. I've written against it and recommended products that will prevent it. But I bet the majority of pet owners still do it. In fact, I know they do.
What am I taking about? Letting dogs ride loose in the car, or even worse, letting a dog sit on your lap in the front seat, head happily out the window. Yes, dogs like - make that love! - doing this. And yes, it's a lot easier to just let your dog hop in the back, or front, seat for a joyride than it is he to secure him properly. But you know, I would never allow my precious granddaughter to ride without her car seat, and it has been a very long time since any of my pets have ridden in the car without being safely secured, either - for a lot of the same reasons.
Let's change this, together.
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