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Experts recommend safety harness for pets traveling in cars

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM

If your pet travels with you in the car, you may want to consider a safety harness.

Test video using stuffed animals shows what can happen when a dog is launched off the seat during a crash.

Experts said that 85 percent of people are doing nothing to restrain their dogs, and that the loose animals can be a distraction when driving.

The Center for Pet Safety started testing dog harnesses two years ago, and the four types of harnesses available all failed.

The dog remained attached, but was still launched off the seat. The Center for Pet Safety is working toward improving industry standards.

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