Vacation time is fast approaching. On Memorial Day weekend, many of us hit the road for a weekend getaway or daily road trips. Bringing your pet makes this trip a complete family outing. Most dogs love to ride in cars and it’s fun to take them with you wherever you go.
There are some important things to keep in mind when traveling with your pet. Keeping your dog safe and satisfied in the car will make the trip more enjoyable for you and also help keep you safe. An unrestrained dog or cat in the car while traveling can be a dangerous distraction for a driver. There are pet gear specially designed for traveling with dogs.
Animals should be safe while traveling and should not jump or hang out of the window. Do not allow your pet to roll with its head out of the window. There is a risk of inner ear damage, lung infections, and injury from objects flying near your car. Use your car’s air conditioner to provide your dog with fresh air.
There are serious dangers with unrestrained animals traveling in the car. Even if your pet behaves well in the car, you should still consider your pet’s safety if you step on your brakes or get into a car accident.
Make sure your pet cannot move around in the vehicle. Options include a pet seat belt, pet harness, or pet car seat. These safety devices for automatic pet travel ensure that in the event of an accident, your pet is not thrown from the vehicle or onto other passengers.
An automatic dog harness that attaches to the car seat belt is a safe substitute for a dog crate. A properly fitted automatic pet harness will allow your pet to sit and lie down comfortably during travel and provide protection during sudden stops or emergency turns.
The Automotive Safety Vest Dog Harness by O’Donnell is your dog’s protection while traveling in a vehicle. They are the only animal harnesses to be crash tested to the same standards as a child safety seat. Thirty (30) pounds at 30 mph. There is a universal metal buckle that fits into the seat belt receptacle. The harness is made from ballistic nylon for safety in use. The vest style harness is for the protection of your pet.
Pets are great travelers and enhance the family vacation experience. Whether you’re going on a quick trip to a dog park or on a long-distance vacation; Pet auto safety is an important safety precaution for everyone on the road!