Dog Car Seats? Why we do what we do! Part III

October 16, 2018

Dog Car Seats? Why we do what we do! Part III

This is an article series, three of three, so be sure to read one and two first!

When I decided to embark on a new business venture many people asked, “why dog car seats?” Here is the continuation of the story.

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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.

Through my blog, website and social media platforms I will continue to bring fact and information-rich content as well as the best products on the market!

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at info@safeandsoundhound.com.

Stay safe!