6 Sep

News For This Month: Pets

Reasons For Getting 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 pretty much anywhere 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 here is that, there are a lot of pet owners who do not secure their dogs properly when riding them in the car. And this is where a 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 distract the driver instantly which may lead to road accidents.

Buying a dog harness for car during travelling is extremely important for various safety reasons. There are lots of ways to secure a dog properly in a car. Buckling them up using a pet seatbelt is one affordable and easy way to ensure that they stay safe while you are traveling. These seatbelts may range from 9 dollars to 40 dollars and they come in different sizes at the same time to accommodate dogs of different sizes.

Majority of the seat belt for dogs can be attached on the car’s seatbelt. Some also come with leads that have buckle at one end which fits easily to the car’s seatbelt receptacle while the other end of lead has clip that attaches to the harness of your dog. Some other pet seatbelts also have leads that have loop at one end in which you can put the strap of your car’s seatbelt and the other end has a clip which may be attached 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.

It doesn’t matter what kind of dog seatbelt you buy, be sure that you are always using dog harness and not a collar. A collar can strangle or choke your dog especially if you stop all of a sudden or get involved in an accident. Aside from that, our pets should never be in the front seats as the deployed airbags can injure them seriously. As being a reliable pet owner, this is the least thing that you want to happen of course.