Seatbelts for animals!

@celticeagle (160144)
Boise, Idaho
June 12, 2012 12:15pm CST
Yep, Marc Marrone again! I thought this one was great!! Ever wonder about animals traveling in the cars? If there is a quick stop or an accident where does the animal go? Through a window, thrown from the vehicle. Lost in a unfamiliar neighborhood or injured. Did you know you can get a harness with a spot where the seatbelt can go through? Put the dog or cat in the back seat and strap the seat belt through this harness and the animal is safe and not roaming around in the car. Great idea or what?
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@youless (112178)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 12
This is a new idea. It sounds good because animals also need to have the protection in the car. However, I wonder whether the animals will like to have the seatbelts when they are in the car. They may feel being tightened in the car. They will even fight back. Perhaps a pet cage with the seatbelt is better. I love China
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@sacmom (14192)
• United States
16 Jun 12
Actually it's not all that new...at least not here in the US anyway. It's been around for some time now. The seat belt it isn't the standard kind that is seen in cars. The pet wears a harness that is attached to a safety strap. The safety strap itself is what is connected to the seatbelt. So, so long as the harness is adjusted properly the pets don't feel tightened by it. And if pets are introduced to it in a positive way, they shouldn't have a problem with it at all. I know my own dog is used to hers and enjoys it very much. Happy mylotting!
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 12
It was the first time I had actually seen the product and wanted to share with those others that hadn't.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
A pet carrier is a good option. Whatever it takes to keep them safe.
@KrauseHome (36448)
• United States
14 Aug 12
Wow, this is interesting, and a Great thing. Especially when you are traveling alone with the pet, or when traveling on long trips. Because in reality it is better to be safe than Sorry and teaches your animal they need to sit and be good over being able to roam everywhere. I have never heard of these, and wonder if you can get these at almost any Pet store?
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 12
I am sure you could get them there or check online. I thought they were a great find and wanted to share it.
@deebomb (15304)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Good morning celt. Personally I don't see the need for taking animals any where except the vet. It is a good idea to use seat belts when one does take them in the car with them. Personally I believe that all animals should be left a home when one goes visiting, shopping or doing errands. I like my animals but don't care for other peoples animals in my home. I often see these poor dogs left in automobiles when I go shopping. I know that I hate sitting in the car waiting for someone who is only going to be 5 minutes. That is usually the longest five minutes. O can only imagine how it is for animals.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jun 12
I so agree. I leave our animals at home too. Very little reason to take cats anywhere but to the vet.
@sacmom (14192)
• United States
16 Jun 12
I think it's a great idea. So great, in fact, that I started a discussion about it on here some years ago! LOL At the time I wrote it I had 2 large breed dogs. I used the Canine Auto restraint system for both of them. Years later, I still use a restraint system. However, I now have a toy breed size dog. So I use a Snoozer Lookout car seat whenever I take her anywhere. I can feel secure that she's secure. She loves it too! As soon as we get in it she lays down and goes to sleep. Happy mylotting!
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 12
Good for you! THis is the first time I had seen the product and just wanted to share it with others that might not have seen it too.
@maximax8 (31053)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 12
From a pet shop I bought a medium sized travel harness and a small sized travel harness. They are for my dogs called Secret and Magic. I feel happy driving along knowing my dogs are safe. My dogs ride with the harnesses in the rear seat of my car. I wouldn't put either of my dogs in the front passenger seat since there is an air bag. If I stop suddenly a shopping bag goes bang onto the floor if it is on the front passenger seat. My kids go in approved car seats for their weight and age.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 12
Good for you! Your pets are very special indeed. And they should be glad to have such a devoted owner.
• United States
7 Jul 12
I think more people should buy the doggie car-seats or seat belts. They are MUCH safer than letting your little puppies (or sometimes, not-so-little puppies) run around the car, jump all over your lap, and act all crazy. Wrecks caused by animals on drivers' laps would disappear if they'd just put the dog in the backseat and restrain them.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jul 12
The animals are dependant on us to keep them safe. Its up to us.
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
12 Jun 12
sounds good no I didn't know that. I don't have a car, but everyone I know with a cat takes them in their cat carrier, small dogs too.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I would probably use a car carrier too. But good to know this option is now available. I had never seen one before.
@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
13 Jun 12
yup knew this to all 3. Tried to do all three but they would post so hope this one does
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Having trouble posting again? I empty my cache with Ccleaner and it helps with alot of things.
@jdyrj777 (6530)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I recently heard on the news that they are making seat belts for animals. I have cats and one of the pet carriers i have is like a backpack and it has wheels and extending adjustable handle. It also has strapes that can be buckled in with a seat belt.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Your back pack/carrier sounds like a great idea with several options.
@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Jun 12
yes ive heard of it and even seen its a law in new jersey on my freekibble site yesterday. it would work for short distances. but coco would be fit to be tied after a couple hours. i guess i may have to buy one, but shes only in the car a few minutes now to go around the block to the vet. if i do any traveling tho, she will have to have it.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I think after a couple of hours I would want to stop for a break anyway. It would either be that or a carrier for me. Safety first!
@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
13 Jun 12
That is a great idea! One of my nephews should get two for his dogs! When he travels with them they ride in the backseat free to roam! With cats,my younger brother's wife uses cat carriers to transfer cats when they need to like to the vet.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
This might make a good gift idea for birthdays or Christmas. Animal carriers is a good option.
@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
13 Jun 12
This can be a great thing especially for pet-lovers. We must protect not only people but also animals.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I think so. I thought this was a great idea. Hadn't seen them before and wanted to share the idea.
@syramoon (654)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I did not know about that, but I do agree that it is a great idea. I always use a pet carrier and seat belt that in the back seat when I'm taking my Bella anywhere. She's my world, and if anything ever happened to her I would be crushed. I always get so mad at people who don't take precautions for their pet's safety when they have them in a moving vehicle.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I do too. It only makes sense.
• Canada
12 Jun 12
It is a good idea, I mean why not right? Most people or at least many people that have pets consider them to be a part of there family, so why not keep them as safe a possible! I have actually seen a few of these devices in the last few years at select pet stores in some larger cities. Also the idea that it keeps them from roaming around the car is also a good idea, for the pets sake and for the people in the car. I think it's a good idea.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I so agree! I was so glad to see this product being used.
@keasling (723)
• United States
12 Jun 12
It is now a law in New Jersey. I would like animal owners to take it upon themselves to do the right thing. Think we have enough laws telling us what we need to do and not do. I really like the harness that is available. Anyone in the car should be buckled correctly.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I certainly agree. I still don't understand why there aren't seatbelt on school buses.
@MandaLee (3758)
• United States
12 Jun 12
Hi, That is a great idea. Drivers can become distracted when their pets wander around in the car. A seatbelt will keep everyone safe.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 12
SO true! And distraction for one second can cause accidents.
@bjc66bjc (6730)
• United States
12 Jun 12
hi celticeagle, I am not a pet owner but I did see this the other day on the news...Its a great idea for so many pet owners as I am sure they want to protect them as well as themselves....
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 12
It really is isn't it?!
@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
12 Jun 12
It does sound like a great idea! But I can't say my animals that travelled with me, ever flew threw the window and were lost forever :) Mostly they just fall over on the seat in the worst braking cases. But still, a seatbelt should keep them from wanting to come sit on my lap while I'm driving :)
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I think animals roaming around in cars could be very dangerous. And it only takes one bad accident to lose the animal forever.