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Does your state require car harnesses for your dog?

Dog With Sticking Out Tongue Sitting In A Car Seat

The good folks at Orvis have put together a handy infographic, spelling out the current laws in each state concerning how you can transport your dog. Some states like New Jersey and Rhode Island require a harness or crate, while others do not. In some states, there are laws proposed, while others have had their proposals fail in the legislature. Finally, some states have other laws such as those governing distracted driving, that can be used to cite you if you have your dog loose in the car. Do you know what your state requires?

The graphic is too interactive to post it easily here, but you can check it out over on the Orvis site.

Happy Friday eve!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Oops! Dogs and Car Sickness

I'm telling myself I just can't see his seatbelt from this angle.
I’m telling myself I just can’t see his seatbelt from this angle.
There are few things more sickening than driving along with your dog in the car and hearing that horking sound they make when they’re going to throw up. And of course, it never happens where you can pull over quickly and get them out of the car before they make a mess.

According to a recent post on the excellent TripsWithPets.com blog, car sickness usually comes from one of three things: stress, immature ears, or a self-fulfilling prophecy. If your dog got sick on his first car trip, he’s more likely to associate the car with nausea and will get nauseated every time.
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Traveling Safely With Your Dog

Safe travelsI introduced myself this week to The Dogington Post, an online newspaper (made to look like The Huffington Post) chock-full of dog news. I thought their info-graphic on safely traveling with your dog was worth sharing. (Click on the picture to see it larger or go to the source.) I know I’m guilty of not always restraining my dogs in the car – how about you?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!