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Pet Auto Safety: Perspectives and Products

Dawn Ross and her team of expert product safety testers, Maya and Sephi*

Pet safety. That phrase tends to bring to mind first-aid kits, training a good recall so your dog doesn’t run out into traffic, even collars and leashes that can’t be breached. But for some reason, many owners who are otherwise sophisticated about canine health and welfare issues ignore the importance of securing their dogs in a car.

The information gap

The safety benefits of car restraints for humans are no longer in dispute: 49 of 50 U.S. states have seat belt laws, and the same number of states require additional restraints for children — for example, rear-facing infant seats or child booster seats.

Yet people who wouldn’t dream of driving their kids around without buckling them in have a blind spot when it comes to their dogs. Harnesses? Crates? Booster seats? No way.

Luckily, there are businesses like www.PetAutoSafety.com and the affiliated product test blog to help people make smart choices. The creator of the sites, Dawn Ross, talked with Animal Cafe. Continue reading