Travelling with pets has become more and more popular today. As of today, for both frequent travelers as well as their beloved pet, travelling by car is the most common means of transport. 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. The sad thing is that, there are a number of pet owners who don’t know how to properly secure their dogs when riding them in their car. This is actually 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.
For a number of safety reasons, getting a dog harness for car is extremely important when travelling. 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.
Most of the seat belt for dogs can also be attached on the seatbelt of the car. 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. 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.
Say for example that you want your dog to have freedom in the backseat, then you might consider buying them a dog car seat which has got a zip line that’s connected between 2 rear passenger side handles that creates a tether hooked to the harness of your dog.
Regardless of the type of dog seatbelt you buy, make sure that you always use a dog harness and not a collar. 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. This is the least thing that you want to happen of course as being a responsible pet owner.