Pickup trucks are a prevalent vehicle in the United States. Sadly, numerous models are not outfitted with a rearward sitting arrangement. Indeed, even with four-entryway models, hounds are regularly placed in the truck bed to shield the vehicle from shedding and pooch dirt– and to give Fido some outside air. Putting your puppy in a truck bed, notwithstanding for a short ride, is a HORRIBLE thought. Indeed, American Humane reports in excess of 100,000 mutts kick the bucket every year from truck bed accidents.
Some of the issues are self-evident: Dogs are not ensured while on a truck bed. They are not anchored by a doggy safety belt nor shielded from different vehicles, flying flotsam and jetsam, or short stops. In addition to the fact that dogs are powerless against what people can control, they are DOGS.
Indeed, even all around prepared mutts are still normally inquisitive and have been known to bounce out of truck beds to research whatever has provoked their advantage.Also, naturally calm, well-adjusted dogs can still get spooked and jump out causing catastrophic results.There are reports of dogs being fatally injured from jumping out of truck beds– and humans in other cars trying to avoid them with devastating consequences themselves.Another reason NOT to put your dog in a truck bed is wind.
Even driving at average speeds can put pressure on your dog’s lungs as he inhales. The risk, of course, increases as your speed increases.In addition to breathing issues, high winds can cause flying debris that can hit your dog in the face.
Even small particles can cause serious injuries, like small pebbles hitting your dog in the eyes or your dog inhaling bugs up his nose.Weather is another factor. Even on a pleasant 70-degree day, the sun can heat the metal of the truck bed up.
There have been reports of dogs with second and third-degree burns on their paw pads from truck beds AND even heat stroke. The heated metal surrounds Fido. Since he cannot sweat like we do or may not have access to water, he cannot cool down. Heat stroke can kill!