News For This Month: Pets

August 28, 2017

Pets & Animals

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Importance Of A Dog Seat Belt

It has become more and more popular to travel with pets. As of now, travelling by car is the most common form of travelling for both frequent travelers as well as their beloved pet. With such, dogs can go to pretty much anywhere along with their pack, run errands around town, to parks and beaches, going on a family vacation and staying in hotels that are friendly. What’s unfortunate is that, many pet owners don’t secure their dogs properly when riding them in their car. As a matter of fact, this is the time where dog seat belt comes into play.

A 60 pound dog can become a 2700lbs projectile in an instant when traveling at just 35mph and at the same time, unsecured dogs are usually trying to escape from cars and may run off post accident. This can instantly distract the driver which can then lead to road accidents.

Buying a dog harness for car during travelling is extremely important for various safety reasons. There are so many ways of securing a dog properly in a car. Buckling them up using the pet seatbelt is an affordable and easy way of ensuring that they stay safe while you’re travelling. These seatbelts are also ranging from 9 dollars to 40 dollars and at the same time, they are available in different sizes in an effort to accommodate dogs of different sizes.

A big number of seat belt for dogs can be attached as well to the seatbelt of the car. Some even come with leads that have buckle at one end which fits to the car’s seat belt receptacle while the other end of lead has a clip that’ll attach to the harness of your dog. There are other pet seatbelts which have leads that have loop at one end to which you can put the car’s seatbelt strap while the other end has a clip which you can attach to the harness.

You might want to buy a dog car seat which has zip line that’s connected between 2 rear passengers side handles that will create a tether hooked to the harness of your dog if you wish to give your pet a freedom in the backseat.

Regardless of the type of dog seatbelt you buy, make sure that you always use a dog harness and not a collar. Collar may strangle or choke your dog easily if you get involved in an accident or stopped all of a sudden. Not only that, our pets must never get a ride in the front seats as the deployed airbags can injure them seriously. As being a responsible pet owner, this is probably the last thing you want to happen.