Windows carry a multitude of risks, especially when they’re open.
“I’ve seen people that keep their dogs in the car with the windows completely down, and that’s very dangerous,” Stupine says. “The next thing you know your dog sees a squirrel and jumps out of your car when it’s moving at a high speed.”
Many dogs enjoy the smells that pass by if they stick their head out the window while you drive, but that poses plenty of risks, too.
“Their eyes are exposed to dirt, rocks, dust and other debris,” says Kim Salerno, president and founder of TripsWithPets.com. “These materials can easily puncture and scratch your dog's eyes.”