Are Dog Seat Belts a Waste of Money or Lifesavers | petMD
Pet seat belts are harnesses that click into the regular seat belts in a car and are adjustable to allow for the comfort of the animal.
When traveling, we all make sure to buckle up and be safe, but what about our four-legged friends? Keep your dogs, and yourself, safe with this woven safety belt. The belt features a buckle that clicks into all standard seat belt latches, making it easy to install and remove, unlike other pet safety belts. It attaches to your pet’s harness (not included) using a metal spring-loaded clasp, similar to those found on leashes. It is adjustable from 19″ to 32″ to accommodate different seats and dogs. One size fits most!
And there are plenty of strappy doggy seat belts on the market. But tests of harnesses by the Center for Pet Safety and Subaru resulted in only one being crash-test certified by the center; similarly, just one brand’s pet travel carriers, which can be strapped to car seats, earned certification. A pilot study of special pet seats, which are kind of like kids’ car seats, concluded that they “may offer distraction prevention, but it will likely not offer crash protection.”
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What product or method works best for you and your pet is a decision that only you can make, sometimes based on trial and error! We believe that the BatziBelt is the best method to keep your pet safe in the car available today. The BatziBelt works with your cars seat belts, so if your seat belts work correctly so will the BatziBelt! Unlike many others, our product allows you to adjust the range of movement your pet will have. Our patented shackle can be attached to either the lap belt or shoulder strap of your cars seat belts. This allows you to decide if you want your pet to be able to look out the window or to remain below the window line during your drive. You can also adjust the length of the BatziBelt to accommodate your pets unique needs.Nonprofit research group (CPS) conducted a pilot study that tested the effectiveness of several different automotive restraint harnesses for pets. Because mandatory pet seat-belt laws are only recently being considered across the nation, there are no federal standards that regulate pet seat belts — yet.With legislation like Spencer’s under consideration in New Jersey, it’s important to ask how these pet seat belts work, and if the current designs are effective in keeping our four-legged friends safe in the event of a crash.Securing your pet during car travel is essential to ensuring their safety. There are many ways to properly secure your pet in a vehicle. Buckling them up in a is a very easy and affordable way to help ensure that your pet stays safe while traveling in your vehicle. Pet seat belts range in price from about $9 - $40. They come in different sizes to accommodate most all sized pets and most are adjustable.