Pet Seat Belts Save Lives

Traveling with pets has never been more popular. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel and dogs are the most frequent travelers. “Want to go for a ride?” is music to a dog’s ears. They go just about everywhere with their parents…running errands around town, to beaches and parks, going on family 2019 Car Models vacations, and staying in pet friendly hotels. If they are welcome – they come along! Unfortunately, most pet parents do not properly secure their furry friend when riding with them in their vehicles. They love their dogs and would do anything for probably don’t realize that they are putting them at great risk.
Did you know that at only 35 mph, a 60 lb. animal becomes a 2,700 pound projectile and that unsecured dogs commonly escape from vehicles and run off post-accident? Cars That Start With C How often are you distracted by your excited or rambunctious Fido while driving? Did you know that driver distraction causes more accidents than anything else?
Securing your pet during car travel is essential to ensuring their safety. There are many ways to properly secure Fido in a vehicle. Buckling them up in a pet seat belt is a very easy and affordable way to help ensure that they stays safe while traveling in your vehicle. Pet seat belts range in price from about $9 – $40. They come in different sizes to accommodate most all sizes and most are adjustable.
Most pet seat belts attach onto your vehicle’s seat belt. Some come with leads that have a buckle at one end that fits into your vehicle’s seat belt receptacle, and the other end of the lead has a clip that will attach to your dog’s harness. Other pet seat belts have leads that have a loop at one end in which you put your vehicle’s seat belt strap through and the other end has a clip which attaches to a harness. If you choose to give your dog more freedom in the back seat, you can get a pet seat belt that has a zip line which connects between the two rear passenger side handles, creating a tether which hooks to your dog’s harness.
No matter what type of pet seat belt you choose, you must always use a harness – never a collar. A collar can easily choke or strangle your pet if you stop fast or are in an accident. In addition, animals should never ride in the front seat. Deployed airbags can seriously injure them.
With pet travel growing by leaps and bounds, pet parents must step up and be sure to take the necessary measures to ensure their pet’s safety – pet seat belts are an effective way to do this. Safe travels and please buckle up your precious pets!

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