Car Travelling

The car Travelling in a car provides two major areas of challenge for the dog with arthritis and yet most dogs will need to travel in a car if only for regular appointments with their vet. Getting in and out of the car, and travelling comfortably as they are destabilized by the movement of the car both require some adaptations to make this a manageable activity.

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Top tips

●If you have a small dog, and it is safe for you to do so, lift them in and out of the car. Do not allow them to jump

● Larger dogs can be trained to use a portable ramp or dog steps to get in and out

● Your model of car will affect the ability of your dog to get in and out. Look for cars with no lip into the boot and a lower chassis.

● Electronic boot lifts are available but expensive and not suitable for every model of car