A car can be a risky place for a pet, with temperatures getting extremely high on hot days. As animals tend to dehydrate much quicker than humans, ensure you have regular drink stops. Birds are very sensitive to extremes, so try to keep them away from direct sunlight and the air conditioning vent. If you are travelling by car, it is important your pet is appropriately restrained. For dogs, fitted guards in wagons and four-wheel drives are ideal. Alternatively a cage can be used, or harnesses that attach to the seatbelts. Cats should be secured in a cage or carrier (with litter box). Birds are happiest in their normal cage, however you will first need to remove any toys or swings that could injure them during motion. All boxes or cages should be strapped in with a seatbelt and out of direct sunlight.
Like humans, some cats and dogs get carsick. While medication can assist with this, we also recommend you try and acclimatise your pet to the car by taking them on a few short trips close to home.