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Q: is it ok to let your cats roam around in the car when driving?

September 22, 2009 | By Colemackin | 11 answers | Expired: 1806 days ago

Colemackin

Im driving a long distance and my cats hate car rides. They seem a little better when let out of the carrier. But it seems a little dangerous to have them wandering around while Im driving

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Michele Z.
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Sep 22, 2009

No, it isn't okay to let cats loose in a vehicle! Too many things could go wrong, and most of them would have been preventable--if the cats had been properly restrained in a carrier.

If there were an accident or some type of situation (e.g., window got smashed or cat bumped an electronic window open), your cats would also be free to "flee"--and they would because they'd be scared. It isn't worth the risk of injuring or losing your cats. Please properly restrain them!

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Norrie
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Sep 22, 2009

YES!
If you make a sudden stop, the impact of flying around then hitting could kill them or you. Also if a cat decides to investigate down by your feet w/ the gas & brake pedal, it could be quite dangerous. Maybe you could invest in a slightly larger carrier w/ lots of vents then place a fluffy throw in it.

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Norrie
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Sep 22, 2009

Oooops, I meant to say NO but started to say yes, it is dangerous, sorry, haven't had my coffee yet!

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