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Car accessories to keep your dog safe

Published On: Oct 25 2012 01:12:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 13 2012 08:36:33 AM CST


While our furry friends love to join us for car rides, it’s important to make sure we are protecting them while they are in vehicles. These items can help keep your pet safe in the car:


Backseat hammock: If your dog tries to jump into the front seat of the car, or likes to sit on the floor or crawl under seats, a backseat hammock might be a good choice. The hammocks usually attach to the front and rear headrests of the car. This will keep your dog in the backseat and off of the floor.


Booster seats: If your small dog wants to sit in the front seat of your car, a booster seat might be a good option. This seat will allow your small dog to look out the window while still being safely restrained in the seat.


Vehicle restraint harness: One variation of a vehicle restraint harness, the Roadie, was developed by a man after he and his dog were in a car accident. This harness attaches to a vehicle’s seat belt and includes a built-in short walking leash. It fits around the dog’s shoulders and clavicle.


Vehicle partitions: If you’re taking your dog on a longer road trip, you might want to consider a vehicle partition. Designed for larger cars like SUVs, partitions will allow your dog to have his or her own space in the car.


Window vents: Does your dog love to feel the wind in its face? To give your dog the feel of air blowing through their fur without risking their safety by having the window rolled down, a window vent can keep them securely inside.

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