It has become more and more popular to travel with pets. As of now, travelling by car is the most common means of travelling both for frequent travelers as well as their beloved pet. For this reason, dogs can go to almost anywhere where their owners are, 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 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. Securing a dog properly in a car can be done in so many ways. 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 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 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. 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.
Make sure that you always use dog harness and not a collar regardless of the type of dog seatbelt you buy. Collar can strangle or choke your dog easily if you stop or perhaps, get involved in an accident. 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 reliable pet owner, this is the least thing that you want to happen of course.