Risks When Driving with a Pet Quiz

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Risks When Driving with a Pet Quiz
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Traveling with your pet is great fun, but it is also dangerous if you aren't aware of the risks. If you would like to test your knowledge on the potential risks involved when driving with your pet, take this quiz!
How many American homes have a pet?
more than 71 million
More than 71 million American homes have a pet, and 82 percent of those pets are frequent backseat drivers. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
more than 81 million
more than 91 million

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When does carsickness usually strike pets?
mornings
evenings
anytime
No matter how much or how little your pet enjoys riding in the car with you, carsickness can strike even the most well-traveled pet at anytime. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet

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Which of the following contributes to carsickness in pets?
motion of the car
anxiety about being confined
unfamiliarity with car rides
all of the above
Usually carsickness in pets is related to the motion of the car but anxiety about being confined or unfamiliarity with car rides can also contribute. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet

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How can you figure out if your pet is susceptible to carsickness?
Take it on a few "practice trips" before a long trip.
If this is your pet's first voyage, take a few short practice trips to see how things go before tackling a long ride. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
There's no way to determine if it is susceptible to carsickness.
Take it to the vet and do a "motion test".

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Which of the following helps a dog adjust to a car's movements and sensations?
fresh air
window view
all of the above
Allowing dogs a window view and fresh air can help animals adjust to the car's sensations. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet

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Which of the following is the best practice when it comes to feeding a pet before a long car trip?
make the meal prior to the trip small
Keep meals small prior to the trip and limit foods a few hours before hitting the road. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
make the meal prior to the trip large
don't feed at all before the trip

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Why do some pets get nervous with car trips?
They associate it with something bad, like a trip to the vet.
While some dogs love the open road, many pets -- dogs and cats included -- associate car trips with unpleasant events like an outing to see the vet and become anxious at the prospect of any trip. Think shedding, biting, bladder accidents and howling. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
They are scared of the car's interior.
All of the above

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Which of the following is a way of alleviating a pet's nervousness when traveling in a car?
taking short trips to fun destinations (like the park)
Alleviating your pet's nervousness by taking short car trips to fun destinations (such as on a playdate or to the park) may help change those negative associations. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
giving them a tranquilizer
confining them in a dark crate while in the car
all of the above

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It’s a bad idea to leave your pet in the car unattended because:
they could be stolen
Not all traveling pets go missing because they run. Some people want your pet as much as others want your sound system: Pets left alone in cars are at risk for being stolen. Keep your pet on a leash and with you every time you're out of the car. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet
they will be lonely
it's illegal

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When driving with pets, regardless of size, the pets should always be:
restrained
Pets should always be restrained, and depending on the size and type of animal, restraints vary from harnesses and belts to crates and cages to car seats and other barriers. Unrestrained, pets could be catapulted into the passenger cabin during an accident or sudden stop. Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet.
free to roam
placed in the front passenger seat

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