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Pet Auto Safety Tips - Using Pet Restraints to Keep Your Dog Safe

Pet Auto Safety Tips - Using Pet Restraints to Keep Your Dog Safe

There are over 6 million auto accidents every year. Car accidents are caused by multiple factors including drunk driving, reckless driving, driving while on a cell phone, and so on. Although you may not engage in any of these dangerous activities, you still have other drivers to consider. Protect yourself, your family, and your pet by eliminating distractions while you drive, by driving defensively, and most importantly, by making sure that you and everyone else in your vehicle is wearing a safety restraint.

ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
Most dogs love to travel in the car and many pet owners love to oblige them. But dogs don’t understand that the driver can not be interrupted by a sniff in the ear or a friendly lick. Some dogs can be overly excited when in the car, bouncing from window to window. This can be a dangerous distraction for the driver. Your pet can still enjoy a ride in the car but be safely restrained. Dog car seat belts or secured pet crate can be used. Your pet may not understand it at first, but it won’t take long for them to get used to a dog seat belt or a pet travel carrier. Another option is a auto barrier that blocks the center console so that your best friend stays in the back.

DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
Driving defensively means looking out for other drivers. You have probably had to swerve out of the way of another driver not paying attention or someone driving recklessly and cutting you off. You may be able to avoid such an accident, but what about your pet? What could happen if you had to make a sudden stop on the freeway and your dog was not harnessed in? A smaller pet could have been thrown onto the floor. A larger pet could have had his nose or head hit on the dash, breaking its nose or causing serious injury to the spine. Protect your furry best friend by keeping secured in the car.

Pet Restraints Such as Dog Car Seat Belts, Safety Seats, and Travel Carriers can Help Protect Your Best Friend

USE PET SAFETY RESTRAINTS
There are many pet auto safety products on the market that protect dogs and cats when they travel . Dog car seat belts are comfortable and allow your dog to lay down or sit and still sniff through an open window. A 
dog safety car seat provides some form of restraint as well as cushioning. And dog or cat carriers keep pets in a secure enclosure.

Keep you, your family, and your furry pal safe when traveling. Seat belts and other safety restraints are a good idea for every passenger. Your dog will still love the ride in the car and you will have peace of mind knowing that your pet will have protection should the unexpected occur.


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