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Current Replies for Car Seat for small dogs
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debrizzo204
12/28/2008 9:06:17 AM
Posts: 2
Has anyone used a front seat car seat for their small dog? How safe are they, any advice on the best brand to buy. I have a Rat Terrier about 7 lbs. I want to take her in the car with me, but never used a car seat before. Thank you for your time and advice. Marianne DeBrizzo
christine88
2/17/2009 9:30:54 PM
Posts: 1
Most drivers won't think twice about fastening their own seat belt, or placing their child in a car seat or car booster seat, but relatively few drivers use seat belts for dogs while riding in the car.

But the reality is that thousands of dogs are injured in car accidents every year because pet owners fail to realize that an unrestrained dog faces the same risks as an unrestrained human in the event of a car accident. There's also many cases where an unrestrained dog can actually cause a car accident - just one more reason to invest in a dog car seat belt or doggy car booster seat.

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kendellwaltz
2/18/2009 3:44:38 PM
Posts: 409
I have not used a car seat. I do crate my dogs in the truck (SUV) though. If there were to be an accident, they would be contained so that rescue personel could get into the vehicle without releasing them onto the road.
bambee
3/12/2009 3:49:47 AM
Posts: 5
Hi, this site might be of help to you. http://www.mightypets.com/Snoozer/Lookout-Car-Seat-Dog.html
muddyfeet
4/1/2009 3:02:27 AM
Posts: 137
To be honest.. I don't think any dog car seat or seatbelt has really had any testing.. So it is a bit of a gamble as if they would be effective at doing more than restraning..
Now this does not mean they are not a good idea.. anything that keeps a dog from roaming sliding around is MUCH safer than loose.. even slipping of a seat can result in a injury to the dog.. neck back injuries are pretty common..

DOGS should NEVER ride in the front seat!!!.. Just like small Children a AIRBAG could kill a dog.. so best rear seat or seat with NO airbag..

I would sugesst a product that uses a harness vs attaching to a collar..Or better yet a Crate does provide a secure way to travel and like one reply said.. allows help to come and not let the dog loose..

Amanda
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