While not always doing it, I think most responsible dog owners agree that it’s a good idea to use dog restraints to protect your pet in case of a car accident.
Well, according to the Center for Pet Safety, a non-profit watchdog group, 25 of 29 products failed during crash tests.
“Pet owners should be screaming about this,” said Center for Pet Safety CEO Lindsey Wolko. “If you get into an accident and one of these products fails, it puts you, your family members and it puts other drivers on the road at risk.”
Walk added, “Pet products are not defined as consumer products by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, so they bypass any kind of any oversight or regulation.”
The Center for Pet Safety found the following five dog restraints to be the best of the bunch:
- Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock.
- Gunner Kennel G1 Intermediate with Strength Rated Anchor Straps
- PetEgo Jet Set Forma Frame Carrier with ISOFIX-Latch Connection
- Sleepypod Clickit Utility
Get more info at the Center for Pet Safety.