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Safe Car Travel With Your Dog

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As a nation of dog lovers we are frequently taking our dogs out in the car, whether it be a 2 minute car ride to the vets or several hours on the road to the holiday cottage. It doesn't matter how long the journey is, the dog should be suitably restrained. The Highway Code States the following about safe car travel with your dog:

When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.

It is surprising that little consideration is given to safe car travel with dogs. This is especially true when an unsecured dog can endanger not only themselves but also the driver and other passengers in the event of an accident or sharp breaking. Even collisions a speeds of 30mph and under can be fatal because a dog can become a projectile that can injure you, your passengers or be launched into the windscreen. It is easy to restrain a dog in the car and keep everyone I the family safe.

Buying a dog car harness is not an easy task, because there are currently no safety standards. This means that the market is saturated with harnesses that claim to be dog car harnesses, but they have not been crash tested. This means that they would very likely fail in an accident and could cause severe injury to your dog or even prove fatal.

There are many dog car travel products available so when choosing a suitable car harness always look to see if it has been crash tested. If it isn't specified then it is most likely because it hasn't been tested and is best avoided. This will help to ensure that it has been made with strong materials that will come apart when subjected to high forces and offers a much greater piece of mind.

Some of the best dog car harnesses currently available include the Ruffwear Load Up HarnessKurgo Enhanced strength Tru-Fit Harness, Canine Friendly Safety Harness and the Ruff Rider ROADIE Canine Vehicle Safety Harness.

The Ruffwear car harness has been made with strength-rated metal hardware and attaches to your existing seat belt a for a universal fit. this allows your dog to lay down sit or stand for more comfort. It is easy to put on and adjust offering a secure fit. Brought to you from Ruffwear, the premium trusted brand, this harness offers a comprehensive solution to keeping you and your dog safe on the road.

Buy Ruffwear Dog Car Harness

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