Vehicle Safety for your Dog

We strongly recommend letting your dog ride in the cab with you. Emergency specialist veterinarian Leanne Dileo explains why.

Why dogs shouldn’t ride in the back of an open-bed truck

We see big traumatic injuries in dogs that ride in the back of trucks. Those injuries include: dogs jumping out of the back or falling out. These dogs can have broken bones, bruises, lacerations, and trauma to their chest. Tying your dog into the back of a truck can be just as dangerous. If the dog can still get to the edge of the truck, they can slip off and the tie can cause injuries to the neck or even asphyxiation. Lastly, if you were to get into an accident, your dog would be exposed to the movement of the truck or could even be thrown from the truck.