Most dogs absolutely love going for a car ride with their master, and many Arlington, TX pet parents equally enjoy having their furry friend along. Many owners just open the car door, their dog hops in, and off they go. Unfortunately, there are many ways this innocent act can lead to disaster.
Whenever possible, your dog should be safely secured when traveling in a car. Otherwise, if you’re involved in an accident, your dog may be catapulted around the car’s interior and seriously injured or killed. It’s also not uncommon for a dog to simply slip out the door during a gas stop or bathroom break and disappear. At Strack Insurance Services, we hate to hear when things like that happen.
Fortunately, there are several options for properly securing your dog in the car. A safe method is to use an approved travel crate that’s secured to the vehicle’s seat or floor. If you keep it set up in your regular vehicle it’s easy – just open the door, in he goes, close the door, and you’re on your way.
Another option is a safety harness. These fit on your dog like a regular harness but are designed to disburse force across a dog’s chest and body where it will do the least damage. You put the harness on your dog and clip it to a seatbelt with a short, strong tether. The dog can move around a bit but is safely restrained. It’s also easy to use in multiple vehicles with minimum hassle.
Accidents happen, so if you love your dog, secure it while in the car. It’s that simple. Also, make sure your insurance is to date. If you need to review or update your auto insurance in Arlington, TX, contact Strack Insurance Services for help.