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There are over 6 million auto accidents every year. Car accidents are caused by multiple factors including drunk driving, reckless driving, driving while on a cell phone, and so on. Although you may not engage in any of these dangerous activities, you still have other drivers to consider. Protect yourself, your family, and your pet in three important ways. Today’s post is about eliminating pet distractions. We will post the other two ways later in the week.

Eliminate Pet Distractions

Most dogs love to travel in the car and many pet owners love to oblige them. But dogs don’t understand that the driver can not be interrupted by a sniff in the ear or a friendly lick. Some dogs can be overly excited when in the car, bouncing from window to window. This can be a dangerous distraction for the driver. Your pet can still enjoy a ride in the car but be safely restrained. A dog car seat belt or dog car barrier can be used. Your pet may not understand it at first, but it won’t take long for them to get used to a dog car seat belt or a dog car barrier.

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The Shetland Sheepdog is a Great Pet

Author: MayaAndPierson
March 14, 2009


When I was 10 years old, my mom was given a 1 year old Shetland Sheepdog name Cassie. Cassie fit right in with the our family. She got along with us kids and the other pets very well. And even though Cassie was not originally considered my dog, she chose me to be her best friend. Cassie was the best dog I have ever had. She comforted me when I was sad, she followed me around everywhere I went, and she eagerly let me train her. I would highly recommend a Shetland Sheepdog to any family.

Check out this article written by Alex De La Cruz for more information on owning a Shetland Sheepdog:
Why Should You Own a Shetland Sheepdog?

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March 12, 2009


You don’t have to go on vacation without your dog. With pet travel safety, you can go anywhere in comfort and style. And with, you can easily find places to stay which will allow your pet to stay too! This site also offers great information on pet air travel and pet international policies. They provide great pet travel tips and information on what to do in emergency situations. Also check out’s information exchange forum where you can find and share information about pet travel.

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March 10, 2009


Is your car cluttered with dog toys, leashes, or poopie pick-up bags? Need a place to store your dog’s seat belt or leash when they are not in use? Try using the Paw Print Car Seat Organizer which is perfect for dog lovers. The Paw Print Car Seat Organizer has two mesh pockets and two Velcro® pocketsplenty of storage space for your dog’s toys, treats, leash, travel bowl, and other pet travel essentials. And the Paw Print Car Seat Organizer hangs conveniently over the headrest.

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March 6, 2009

The shelters are full all over the United States due to people giving up their pets.  This economy is making it more difficult for people to pay their bills. But before you give up your pets, consider all the quality benefits you will be losing. Studies have shown that pets help us with our health and stress. The comfort of a pet can help with various health issues including high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. See our blog post on health provided by animals. If you are stuggling in this economy, don’t you think it would be easier to deal with stress by keeping your best friend around?

Besides, caring for your pets are not really all that expensive. You can get inexpensive dog food which may not have all the specialties of the name brand dog foods but it is still adequately nutritious. You can also purchase pet medications and their shots online from sites which provide vast discounts as compared to the costs of veterinarians. Be sure to research any such sites to make sure they are a legitimate company selling legitimate products. You can get recommendations from humane societies and check to see if the site is owned by a company who is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Other than food and shots, there is really no other expense associated with keeping your pet. Check out this heart-warming article on a woman who lived in her car with her dogs. She may have lost her home, but she has not lost her beloved pets. There’s no doubt that they will help her get through these hard times.

Homeless Mom

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Pet Auto has several pet travel safety products, including three great products from Kurgo.  Check out this news release on Kurgo product which include the Backseat Barrier, Wander Hammock, and the Tru-Fit Pet Car Harness.

Link to News Release on Kurgo Products

 (For specific information on the products listed above, click on our Pet Auto Travel Safety Products button on the left.)

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Introducing a new product from Kozy Kennel which will help keep your K9 cooler whether they are in the back seat of your car, in the back of your SUV, or in the back of your pickup! This item has been tested by and is being used as equipment for K-9 police vehicles, by hunters, and by show dog owners. The Kozy Kennel K9 cooler attaches to your air conditioning vent without any damage to your vehicle and has a 10ft hose which will reach to the rear of your car, truck, or SUV. The Kozy Kennel K9 cooler then attaches to a wire barrier or carrier. It can also be used to keep your dog warmer in the winter. Or for a show dog, you can even use it to dry your wet dog.

The Kozy Kennel K9 cooler is a patent pending quality product and is proudly made in the U.S.A. The Kozy Kennel K9 cooler comes with a full thirty day satisfaction guarantee.

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