5 Things Your Car Has To Have To Be Pet-Friendly

July 9, 2012 12:00 AM

5 Things Your Car Has To Have To Be Pet-Friendly
" If you own one of the approximately  78.2 million dogs in more than 46 million American households, or one of the 86.4 million cats, you know how to take care of your pet when it’s in your home. But when it comes to taking Fido or Fluffy out in the family car, do you know whether your vehicle is actually accommodating to your pet?

Here are five things every pet owner’s car should have in order to be pet-friendly:

1. Low bumper height - Making it as easy as possible for pets to jump up and climb in the back of vehicles is an absolute essential – unless you want to go to the expense of buying a ramp or endlessly pick them up. Most pets don’t need much encouragement. Dogs, especially, love to jump up and go when it’s time for a ride. Low bumper height is a good idea for the driver and passenger, too, since it makes access easier for your pet’s crate and other items.

2. Flat load floor – Speaking of the crate, as well as cat pet carriers, a flat load floor has to be right up there near the top of the list of must-have features "

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