This is the seventh in a series of posts highlighting:
Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Summer is all about adventures.
Part of these adventures includes my most favourite activity – going for car rides!
A car ride isÂ great fun!
There’s nothing more excitingÂ for a dog thanÂ breathing in all those new and fantastic smells, visiting parks, meeting new people and making new friends.
But before my human puts her foot to the gas pedal, I am buckled in for safety. Yes, even dogs need to be safely restrained in cars.
A need to stop suddenly can send humans, dogs and everything else in the car flying forward resulting in tragic results.
My mode of transportation includes a carseat that is fastened to the seat of the car, and another restraint that is attached to my harness to hold me in.
DogsÂ do not belong on the lap of the driver or the lap of the front seat passenger! And under no circumstances should a dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck.
I know it looks cool when dogs hang their heads out car windows, tongues wagging as they taste the air, but the danger of objects flying into their eyes and causing damage is very real.
Car accidents take a split second to happen and as much as weâ€™d like to think we could grab our dog and hold them tight, chances are this will not be the case.
Find a dog restraint that is suitable, tested and safe for your dog and their size.
And above all â€“ lets have a safe, fun and an adventurous summer!
Does your dog like going for car ride?
What kind of seatbelt or restraint does you dog use when in theÂ car?