Study Finds Pet Parents Worry About Car Safety, But Could do More

Study Finds Pet Parents Worry About Car Safety, But Could do More

A new study finds one in four pet parents leave their dogs at home when they drive because they’re worried their car is not safe for their pup.

The Volvo Reports: Dogs, Cars and the People Who Love Them study finds 97% of pet owners drive with their furry companions, but the majority of them do no follow safe driving habits -- 48% do not own any safety driving gear for their dogs, 23% buckle their dogs in with standard seat belts. 71% of pet owners say vehicle manufacturers should build more dog safety features into their cars.

To make sure your dog is safe in the car, keep your four-legged friend in the back of the car by placing a barrier between the front and back seats and make sure your dog is restrained properly, whether its buckled in with a seat belt made specifically for dogs or crated.

Volvo offers pet safety accessories that directly tie into the car.

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