Safety Reasons as to Why Your Dog Should Wear a Dog Car Harness
I really love my dogs and I’m sure you love yours. And if you are anything like me, you like to take your dogs with you when you travel, whether it be to the dog park, the pet store, or to visit family or friends. Or maybe you want to take your dog with you but your dog just won’t behave in the car. Well, there is a great solution that not only helps to keep your dog from distracting you while you drive, but also helps to keep your dog safe should someone or something cause you to get into a car wreck.
Pet auto seat belts are becoming more and more common. You can get them at pet stores on online. Even regular department stores are starting to carry them. And a car harness for dogs is relatively inexpensive. My eldest dog Sephi had always worn one. Now I have two other dogs who also wear one. I absolutely love their pet safety belts. I feel so much safer on the road with all of us wearing a restraint. I not only feel better for them, but for myself as well.
Pet Safety Reasons
My eldest dog, Sephi, had ten years of experience riding in the car. And there have been a few times when I have had to stop quickly or swerve suddenly. Because she was wearing her seat belt, she did not fly forward and land on the floor or hit her nose on the back of the front seat. I recently heard from a friend of mine that their dog had to have surgery on their foot because of a sudden stop that sent her dog crashing to the floor of the car. Needless to say, my friend’s dog now wears a car harness for dogs.
Driver Safety Reasons
A few years ago I got a new puppy named Maya. Like most puppies, she was full of energy. And because she was a puppy, we have had to make lots of visits to the vet for booster shots and other puppy issues. I can’t imagine being able to safely drive her to the vet if she wasn’t wearing her pet auto seat belt. She would be trying to lick me or climb all over me while I was driving. If you think cell phones are a distraction, a cute puppy is even more so.
Driver & Passenger Safety Reasons
Imagine if you and a passenger were in a major wreck where your dog was sitting in the back seat without a restraint. No matter how small or how big the dog is, the dog could fly forward with tremendous impact. And if the dog is directly behind you or the passenger, imagine what that dog could do. The impact could kill not only the dog, but you or the passenger as well.
Other Solutions to Keeping Your Dog Safe While Traveling in the Car
A car harness for dogs is not the only product out there that can help protect you and your pet in the car. There are also pet auto barriers for vans and SUVs. These pet auto barriers keep the dog in the back of the vehicle. Should you stop suddenly, the dog may fly forward, but they won’t hit you and they won’t get thrown out the front windshield. Smaller dogs can use pet car seats. Most pet car seats have restraints like seat belts and they also provide your dog with comfort. And finally, you can always keep your dog in a pet crate. There are products out there that can keep the pet crate secure in the back seat of the car or in the back of a van or SUV.
Pets can still enjoy a car ride when they wear a car harness for dogs. Both my dogs get so excited when I get their pet auto seat belts to put them on. So keep everyone in the vehicle safe while traveling. Seat belts and other safety restraints are a great idea for every passenger.