It's important to restrain these carriers in the car so that they don't bounce around and hurt your cat.
Do this by securing a seat belt around the front of the carrier. If an airbag deploys while your pet is in the passenger seat (even in a crate), it might injure your pet.
You'll be able to get food or use the facilities at rest stops knowing that someone you trust is keeping a close eye on your pets.
A quick pit stop may feel like no time at all to you, but it's too long to leave your pet in a car by themself.
Air travel can be particularly dangerous for animals with "pushed in" faces (the medical term is "brachycephalic"), such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats.
Their short nasal passages leave them especially vulnerable to oxygen deprivation and heat stroke. If you plan to bring your pet on vacation, driving is usually a better option.
Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.