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Safety pet travel booster seats are great for small dogs who like to travel in the car. They also provide safety in that there is a strap in the seat which clips onto the back of your dog’s harness.

Outward Hounds has two safety pet travel booster seats. Both attach to most front passenger seats by a strap which hangs from the headrest and by a strap which wraps around the body of the seat. Because they hang from the headrest of your front seat, they do not trigger the passenger side airbags which can be dangerous rather than helpful for dogs. And because they hang, they allow your dog to look out the window. Being able to look out the window can help prevent car sickness in your dog.

The Kyjen safety pet travel booster seats are very much like the standard safety pet travel booster seats except the Kyjen ones have a cushioned bottom. Both safety pet travel booster seats provide a comfortable ride for pets up to 18 pounds.

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Kurgo and Kurgo Products

Author: MayaAndPierson
May 28, 2010

A Safety Essential

Pet Auto carries a variety of pet auto safety products for dogs. Some of the best products are of the Kurgo Products brand. Motivation Design LLC is the company behind the Kurgo Products brand. Motivation Design LLC designed these products, manufactures them, and markets them. Their mission is to provide high-quality products for everyday use.Kurgo Products have been seen on many news features including Good Morning America, The Early Show, New York Times, and more. Although the products have not been crash tested, they have been rigorously tested for strength, durability, and effectiveness. Pet Auto is proud to carry many of the Kurgo Products including the Backseat Barrier, Wander Hammock, and the Tru-Fit Smart Harness. The Kurgo brand Backseat Barrier helps to keep your dog in the back seat and from being a distraction to the driver. The Wander Hammock can do the same thing, although it does not go as high up as the Backseat Barrier. But the Wander Hammock has a wonderful feature in that it keeps your dog from being thrown onto the floor of your car. The Kurgo brand Tru-Fit Smart Harness not only keeps your dog from distracting the driver, it also keeps your dog from being ejected from the car in the event of a car accident. It is statistically proven that seat belts save lives for people – they can save lives for dogs too.

Check out the Backseat Barrier, Wander Hammock, and Tru-Fit Smart Harness from Kurgo at Pet Auto

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May 25, 2010


In 2008, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) show 28% of drivers and 50% of passengers who were killed in an automobile accident were not wearing their seat belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, “Seat belts are approximately 50-percent effective at preventing fatality and save approximately 15,000 lives each year.” There is no study or reporting system on the fatality of pets involved in car accidents, but it would be logical to assume that seat belts for dogs can save lives too.I often hear people say that their dog is good in the car. This is usually in response to the idea of seat belts for dogs. While it is great that their dog is unlikely to cause driver distraction, we want people to consider their dog’s safety too. We do it for ourselves and our children, why not our pets?

Seat belts for dogs are more common than they were 10 years ago. They are also less expensive and better quality. Pet Buckle makes seat belts for dogs which have actually been crash tested. Seat belts for dogs can help with not only saving your dog’s life in a car accident, but they can also help by keeping your dog from being able to distract the driver.

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Keeping your dog in a crate while in the car is safer than allowing your dog to have free access. Generally, crates are expensive online because their size and weight dramatically increase the shipping costs. A collapsible soft sided crate may be a good alternative.

The “It’z a Breeze Too” Collapsible Soft Sided Crate is lightweight and can be folded for easy carrying. It is easy to set up and easy to take down. The “It’z a Breeze Too” Collapsible Soft Sided Crate is also durable. It is made from durable coated nylon mesh fabric and has reinforced corners and connection points.

One drawback of a collapsible soft sided crate is that it may not strap into the car as well as a wire or plastic crate can. Kennel straps may make the crate collapse inward if the straps are too tight.

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May 19, 2010

Both classy and cool, the Guardian Gear Single Car Seat Covers are a great way to protect the seat of your car from muddy paw prints and dog hair. These popular single car seat covers were out of stock for some time, but now they are back. The Guardian Gear Single Car Seat Covers are black with a single gold paw print and are made with 100% polyester lining. The Guardian Gear Single Car Seat Covers are able to fit most seats, including bucket seats, and are easy to use.

Remember, you shouldn’t let your dog ride in the front seat unless your car either does not have passenger side airbags or the passenger side airbags have been disabled. Airbags are designed for adult people, not children or pets.

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May 14, 2010


We have recently added several new crate styles to Pet Auto Instead of a bulky plastic pet travel crate, try a folding wire pet travel crate. The Folding Wire Pet Travel E-Crate is great for dogs of all ages. It folds in seconds to an easy-to-carry suitcase size. While the Folding Wire Pet Travel E-Crate may be a bit heavy for shipping, it is very durable and the quality is well-worth the price.

The Folding Wire Pet Travel E-Crate can be used in the home or for travel. If you are traveling with your dog, your dog can ride in the car with their dog car seat belt while the crate fits nicely into your trunk or back seat without taking up too much space. Or your dog can ride in the crate while traveling. For additional safety during travel in the crate, consider using a Kennel Strap Restraint System to buckle the pet travel crate into your car.

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Emma in her Lookout Deluxe Pet Car Seat
Emma is enjoying her Birthday Present:
The Lookout Deluxe Pet Car Seat

Emma is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and it is her 1st birthday. For her birthday, her mom and dad bought her the Lookout Deluxe Pet Car Seat. Emma’s parents purchased the Lookout Deluxe Pet Car Seat after seeing it at our booth at the Kansas City Pet Expo. Since they lived near our location in Lawrence, Kansas, I met with them and delivered the product in person. I got to meet Emma in person too! She is a very sweet and friendly little dog. Emma’s parents says she is well-behaved too – and she loves her new Lookout Deluxe Pet Car Seat.

Happy Birthday Emma!!!

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May 10, 2010

Although it is not the law to have your dogs buckled up when they ride in the car, it is the law that you follow all traffic laws. If your dog distracts you and causes you to run a light, weave out of your lane, or otherwise overlook traffic laws and endanger lives, you can get a ticket and pay a hefty fine. Or worse, you could cause a car accident and cause yourself, your pets, and/or other people serious injury or death. Check out this article at about a woman who swerved out of her lane because of her three unbelted dogs. She caused a car accident, hitting a van with five children in it. Thankfully, all the children were wearing their seat belts and no one was seriously injured.

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May 9, 2010


Is the Dachshund dog breed an AKC toy breed? Nope. Then is it a terrier? Again, nope. Believe it or not, despite its small ‘toy’ size and its terrier-type personality traits, the Dachshund dog breed is a hound dog. To learn more detailed information about the Dachshund dog breed visit the American Dog Blog.  Also, the above photo is of a Dachshund figurine.  This figurine and many other dog figurine collectibles can be found at the Animal Figurine

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Comfortable Console Pet Car Seat

Author: MayaAndPierson
May 8, 2010


Putting your small dog in the front seat may not be safe if you have passenger side airbags. But if you don’t want your dog in the back seat (or if he won‘t stay in the back seat), consider a console pet car seat. A pet car seat for the console of your car straps around the console. There is also a strap inside the console pet car seat which you would clip onto the back of your dog’s harness. The strap around the console and the strap to your dog’s harness helps keep your pet secure in his seat. The console pet car seat also allows your dog to visit you in the front without causing a distraction by climbing into your lap.

The Console Pet Car Seat by Snoozer comes in two sizes and various colors. It is also very well padded for comfort. The lamb wool interior liner of the Snoozer Console Pet Car Seat makes it cozy for your dog on those long road trips.

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