HAUPPAUGE, NY, January 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Pets are now considered important members of the family. Pet owners take their pets with them to run errands, drive them to doggie daycare and they even take them on vacation with them. You may smile when you see a dog in a car with his head out the window, ears flapping in the breeze. But did you know that according to AAA, over 30,000 accidents a year are caused by animals riding in the front seat of the car? Even scarier is that the Travel Association of America says that in the U.S., 29 million dog owners drive with their dogs, but only 20% use dog safety restraints.
Taking your pet for a car ride can be a fun and rewarding experience, but you need to take safety precautions. According to Steven Spitz, highly regarded pet expert and CEO of Big Apple Pet Supply, “The main way to protect your pet and yourself in a car is with a crate, travel harness, booster and car seats or pet barriers. Your pet cannot protect itself from injury while riding in a car; it is up to us as pet owners to protect them.”
Some other good tips to remember include:
Never let your dog hang out an open window, your dog may seem to love it, but it can be very dangerous. A closed window is always safer.
Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle in hot or cold weather.
Make sure your pet has identification (micro-chip or info tags)
Big Apple Pet Supply carries a complete line of car and booster seats to ensure pet safety while traveling. Some of the best sellers include the Pet Gear Auto Carrier Kennel (http://www.bigappleherp.com/Pet-Gear-Auto-Carrier-Kennel), Luxury Lookout II Car Booster Seats (http://www.bigappleherp.com/Snoozer-Luxury-Lookout-II-Car-Booster-Seats), Snoozer Dog Safety Harnesses (http://www.bigappleherp.com/Snoozer-Dog-Safety-Harnesses) and Midwest Wire Mesh Tubular Pet Barriers (http://www.bigappleherp.com/Midwest-Wire-Mesh-Tubular-Pet-Barriers).
More information can be found at: http://www.bigappleherp.com/DOG-SUPPLIES/Dog-Car-Seats
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About Big Apple Pet Supply:
After finding it difficult to purchase quality pet supplies with expert pet care advice, Big Apple Pet Supply began in New York City in 1994. After completing extensive amounts of research on how to care for pets properly, Big Apple Pet Supply now shares with its 100,000 plus customer base an extensive selection of highly researched pet products along with expert advice.
Today, Big Apple Pet Supply is a retailer and manufacturer of high-quality pet supplies for reptiles, dogs, cats, fish and small pets. They ship pet products to pet lovers all over the world including, but not limited to museums, zoos, and educational institutions. They are committed to bringing innovative and superior supplies to the world of animals and to the people who love them. More information about Big Apple Pet Supply can be found at www.BigApplePetSupply.com.
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