Features December 2010 Issue

Buckle Up Your Pup With the Correct Safety Harness!

This unsecured dog may enjoy his ride, but no one will be happy when he falls or gets thrown out of that truck - although his cell-phone-gabbing driver might not even notice it if the dog loses his grip on that slippery bed liner and falls out.

Buckle Up Your Pup With the Correct Safety Harness!

Simple safety practices may save your dog's life - and your own.

Those of us who are a bit older remember when seat belts, air bags, and infant car seats did not exist. Today, these safety devices are mandated by laws and most of us would not consider putting ourselves or our children at risk by not using them in our vehicles. So why do many people still risk the lives of another beloved family member - their dog - by allowing their pet to ride unrestrained in their car or truck? A Lab riding shotgun or loose in the bed of a truck, a Shih Tzu on the driver's lap, a German Shepherd hanging his head out of the window, a Pomeranian lying up by the back windshield, a Heinz 57-mix pacing on the back seat we've all seen, or even been guilty of, dangerous animal transport practices.

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