Summer Safety Tips for Pets

At Community Honda, we ant to make sure that our drivers and their families are safe behind the wheel, and if you’re going on a trip this summer or just heading out for Dog Riding in a Carthe day, we want to make sure you keep in mind some summer safety tips for traveling with pets.

So if you’re just taking the family dog along for a visit to the beach or you’re planning your great American road trip, we have some advice for our pet owners to keep your loyal companions safe.

Never Leave Pets in the Car

These days, many drivers know not to let their pets stay in a parked car whether the window is cracked or not. The fact is that while a cracked window will allow some ventilation and keep the vehicle from becoming a complete sauna, if you have a dog in there for more than a few minutes on a hot day, it can be very dangerous to their health.

Beloved pets have been seriously injured or killed by being left in the family car on a hot summer day, and we don’t want any of you to have to go through that.

Always Have Water on Hand

One of the best ways for a dog to cool down is with some fresh water. Keep a pet dish in your car so that you can easily pick up a bottle of water and give your pet a drink when he or she needs it the most. It’s never a bad idea to have some treats on hand too!

Look into a Travel Bed

If you’re going on a long trip, there’s a good chance that you’ll have your pet in the cargo area of your vehicle, and we suggest you look into a travel bed for them so they have a comfy place to lay down.

Learn More at Community Honda of Orland Park

We do our best to keep our drivers informed on auto safety, and today that means letting you know about a few ways you can keep your family pet safe and comfortable this summer. If you’re looking for a new car that’s great for bringing the dog along on trips, consider the CR-V or the Pilot, which both have plenty of cargo space your dog is sure to love. Visit us today for a test drive!