Many owners allow their fur babies to sit on their laps while they drive, or ride unrestrained in another part of the vehicle.
Listen up: if you have a 10-pound dog in the car and you’re traveling 50 mph, that tiny canine could exert a crushing 500 pounds of force on you or someone else in the vehicle if you crash.
A survey by AAA found that 84 percent of Americans have driven with their pet in the car. However, only 16 percent use any form of restraint. A chest-style harness in the back seat is a great way to keep medium to large dogs in place during long and short trips. Use seat belts to secure smaller dogs in portable pet carriers in the second or third row of your vehicle.
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