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May 6, 2010

 

Spring is here and it’s time to go to the lake or the beach again. And if you are like me, you are probably going to want to take your dog. The lake or the beach is a fun place to visit, but it can also be dangerous. The American Dog Blog has some great safety tips for every member of your family. Read the bulleted points below, then visit the American Dog Blog for more details.

* Wear Life Jackets

* Beware of Water Anomalies – such as sneaker waves, rip currents, and underwater debris.

* Beware of Other Animals – both animals on the water’s edge and in the water.

* Wear Sunscreen

* Keep an Emergency Kit Handy

* Keep Fresh Water Available

* Beware of Heat Exhaustion

* Watch for Fatigue

* Protect Your Dog’s Feet from Glass, Hot Sand, Sharp Rocks

* Rinse Off Ocean Salt Water

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Dog Dies in Car Accident

Author: MayaAndPierson
May 5, 2010

It does happen.  Dogs who travel in cars do get seriously injured and die in car accidents.  In Westport, Connecticut on Thursday, April 29, 2010, a driver on the road was distracted by his Staffordshire Terrier in the car.  The distraction caused the driver to swerve out of his lane and hit another car head on.  All passengers in the vehicles involved survived, but the Staffordshire Terrier dog suffered serious injuries and had to be put to sleep.  For more information on this story, visit http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Driver-injured-in-head-on-crash-still-468168.php.

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Does your dog try to get into the front seat while you are driving? Do they rest their front paws on the center console only to lose their balance and fall when you have to stop or turn? This can be quite a distraction to the driver. One way to keep your dog in the back seat is to use a dog car safety barrier.

A dog car safety barrier can be of metal, cloth, or netting. But if you have a small car, a metal or netting dog car safety barrier can be rather bulky and unsightly. So consider a cloth dog car safety barrier instead. Outward Hound makes a great cloth dog car safety barrier called the Front Seat Dog Car Safety barrier. This works great in keeping small to medium dogs in the back seat. It can also be a deterrent for large dogs. But just be aware that a determined large dog will be able to climb over this dog car safety barrier.

The Outward Hound Front Seat Dog Car Safety Barrier wraps around the headrests of the front seats at the top. Then wraps around the seat back and seat cushion at the bottom. This makes the Outward Hound Front Seat Dog Car Safety Barrier simple to use, effective for small to medium-sized dogs, and relatively inexpensive.

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Pet Auto Safety.com currently carries camouflage items for your pet travel needs. There is the Camouflage Car Seat Cover and the Camouflage Dog Car Harness. Both these items have been discontinued so supply is running out. Our supply of the Camouflage Car Seat Cover is extremely limited. However, we were able to acquire a very large bulk order of the Camouflage Dog Car Harness. But depending on demand, that supply could run out within a week, or it could take a few months.

If you have a dog and like camouflage, consider the Camouflage Car Seat Cover and Camouflage Dog Car harness. Or if you know someone in the military who has a dog, consider these items as a gift. Visit Pet Auto Safety.com for your order. The Camouflage Car Seat Cover is on our Car Seat Cover page while the Camouflage Dog Car Harness is on our Dog Car Seat Belts page.

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