04 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Dangers Of Unrestrained Pets When Traveling During the Holidays

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There are 78 million dogs in the U.S. and each year, more and more pets are traveling with their owners during the holidays and winter months. The vast majority of pets traveling with their owners are unrestrained. An unrestrained dog in a car can be serious distraction.

  • A dog sitting in the front seat can risk fatal injury from an airbag, even in a minor collision
  • A dog is also at risk of flying through the windshield when sitting co-pilot
  • In the backseat they could be thrown like a projectile with enough force to seriously injure the human passengers
  • An unsecured animal could run from the scene into oncoming traffic, get hit or even cause another accident
  • The animal could also create a situation where a firefighter or paramedic is not able to get to you safely
  • A scared pet could pose a threat to a paramedic or firefighter and they may have to put the animal down in order to save human life.

“As more people travel to pet friendly places, having pets secured in the vehicle increases the safety factor for both the driver and all the passengers,” James R. Speiser, DVM, DABVP, CCRT

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