According to the National Pet Owners Survey, approximately 40 percent of families travel with their dogs. Many pet owners consider their animals family members and like taking them on vacations and other adventures. If you own a dog and like taking it along for the ride, here are a few tips on how to keep your dog safe in the car.
Buckle up your dog
You wear your seatbelt while driving and so does everyone else in your family. What about your dog? If your dog rides lose in the car, they are at risk of getting injured, or dying, if you get in an accident. The best solution is to buckle them up. Many companies sell harnesses that include a strap that clip directly into a seat belt buckle. This is ideal for calm, larger dogs.
Keep your dog in a carrier
Another safe option for travelling with your dog is to keep them in a carrier. You would then secure the carrier to your Chevrolet using straps. Most Chevrolet vehicles have spacious cargo areas with plenty of space for a dog carrier.
Active safety features
The best way to avoid injuries from an accident, even when buckled up, is to avoid getting into an accident. Nearly all new Chevrolet models come standard with the Chevy Safety Assist package with features like automatic emergency braking. Get a closer look at the safety-conscious Chevy lineup at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.