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When I decided to embark on a new business venture many people asked, “why dog car seats?” Here is the continuation of the story.
We traveled with Minnie and Tucker often, I would say at least three times a week. Most of these trips were just around town but I soon realized the length of the trip didn’t matter. An unrestrained pet in a moving car is not only extremely distracting, it is dangerous.
Dogs are unpredictable. If we don’t take the necessary steps to restrain them in the car there is a chance your pet can either cause an accident or be injured in an accident. Even if your pup is very well trained there is still a risk that they won’t stay put for the duration of the trip.
Unrestrained dogs can become projectiles in the event of an accident. The impact of a collision sends everything in the car flying in that direction, including your precious cargo – family and pets. Your family will be strapped in, but Fido might not be that lucky.
I quickly went out an bought a dog car seat for Minnie and Tucker. It has been a lifesaver (literally!). They have become less anxious and more well behaved in the car as a result. The dog car seat gives them a familiar, safe and comfortable place in the car as well. My husband and I are also less stressed since we no longer have two maniacs running around a car traveling at 60mph.
After discovering just how dangerous an unrestrained pet in the car is, I wanted to spread awareness about the issue. This is a topic that is becoming more prevalent in conversations today but is not as well known as it should be. To be blunt; dogs have caused accidents due to distracted driving. Dogs and people have been injured and/or killed as a result. Unrestrained dogs that just happen to be in the car during an accident unrelated to distracted driving have been injured and killed as well. Car accidents happen every day – it is better to be safe than sorry.
It is important that people are educated about the importance of dog safety in the car.
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