Why do pets need to be restrained in the car? It's important that your dog is suitably restrained when it's travelling in the car with you. It's the law and it's there to keep both you and your dog safe.
Crash-tested cages for the car boot
4pets of Switzerland is right at the forefront of innovation in crash-tested dog cages. Their PRO cage range has a patented high-tech rear panel that flexes when it’s hit; it absorbs and then releases the kinetic energy in a controlled way so as to give the dog every possible chance of surviving a crash, whether the impact is from the front or from the back of the vehicle. All parts of 4pets PRO cages are designed to be both user-friendly and dog-friendly, based around an aluminium frame with fibreglass-reinforced plastic corners, with the sides and roof made from laminated fibreboard that won’t get too cold in winter or too hot in summer.
Crash-tested car carriers which fit to the car seats
4pets also has a crash-tested system for carrying smaller dogs on car seats. Caree is designed for small dogs up to 15kg and is fixed in place with a seat belt or – a really quick and easy system - into the car’s ISOFIX hooks, the system designed for child car seats. There’s an access door on each side, so it can be used on any seat, and it’s cleverly designed to include fabric parts where possible, making it lighter to carry, and gentler on the car seats.
Sherpa crash-tested safety harnesses
Sherpa crash-tested safety harnesses have a step-in design that makes them easy to fit and remove. They work with the existing seatbelts so the dog can sit, stand, or lie down. They double as a walking harness – attach a lead – and are comfortable enough for all day use. Be sure to turn off the passenger airbag if the dog is travelling on the passenger seat.
Innovation and Quality
You’ll find all these products on the Travelling with Pets website, together with many other top quality, innovative products which help to make it easier to take your dog with you. Look out for the 4pets telescopic ramp (so dogs can walk in and out of cars with minimal strain on their joints), car seat covers and hammocks designed with dogs in mind, shoulder carriers for small dogs, wheeled carriers for dogs of all sizes, and also Dog Bag, the award winning popup kennel which can be used almost anywhere, including car, home and office.
To learn more about keeping your pet safe in the car visit www.travellingwithpets.co.uk or call 01539 621884