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SOURCE: Whole Pet Direct Inc.
Like human companions, dogs are at greater risk of injury if not properly restrained in the car. To reduce the risk of traffic-related injury, internet pet retailer WholePetDirect.com offers the Doggles Mutt Gear Comfort Harness.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2012
There’s no question that proper seat belt restraint protects human occupants of motor vehicles from injury. It’s no leap of logic, then, that dogs are safer when properly restrained in vehicles. The danger of unrestrained pets extends beyond animal safety, however. Even in perfect driving conditions, an enthusiastic and unrestrained dog is a driver distraction. And when even the most minor traffic situations arise, the dog becomes a dangerous projectile. Pet supplies store WholePetDirect.com offers an answer to this issue with the Mutt Gear Comfort Harness.
The threat to dog and driver is so serious that New Jersey has enacted laws making it illegal to improperly transport dogs, and similar laws are in the works in other states. These laws can be seen at the New Jersey DMV website here. New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez points out that distracted driving accounts for over 5,400 traffic deaths each year in the United States. Despite opposition from dog lovers who relish their free and easy rides with unrestrained dogs, Martinez, in concert with Superintendent Frank Rizzo of the New Jersey Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is committed to putting an end to preventable human and animal injury.
“Some people tell us they like to let pets hang their heads out the window to take in the fresh air,” Colonel Rizzo says, “Dogs and cats become projectiles in a crash. Owners shouldn’t put a pet in the car unrestrained.”
Betsy Banks ordered the Mutt Gear Comfort Harness by Doggles from online pet store WholePetDirect.com after an incident while driving. “When I first read about the bill proposing mandatory dog restraints in New Jersey, I thought it was laughable,” Banks states. “My dog Truman really loves riding in the back seat, with his head hanging out the window, and his silly puppy joy made it so much fun to let him. What possible harm could it cause? Well, just one sharp turn showed me.”
This eco-friendly harness, made from recycled plastic water bottle, features an over-the-head design that permits perfect adjustment over the dog’s belly and chest. This unique design, available in six sizes, prevents uncomfortable friction and helps ensure the dog’s security when walking and riding. The harness features both a car seat restraint loop and leash loop, making it a multi-purpose dog essential.
WholePetDirect.com invites you to visit their website to view the Mutt Gear Comfort Harness by Doggles. There, you can select from among five colors: orange/red, brown/tan, blue/green, pink/gray, and black/gray. The Mutt Gear Comfort Harness retails for $18.00, and ships for a flat rate of $5.75. (Orders over $100.00 ship for free.) While visiting WholePetDirect.com, peruse the many other items geared to increasing dog safety, including the VisiVest ($24.95), the Flotation Vest by Doggles ($23.50), and Doggles Eyewear ($19.49).
WholePetDirect.com is a well-stocked online pet supplier and boutique featuring a wide array of pet supplies selected by experienced dog and cat care specialists. Among its myriad offerings are dogs and cat treats and supplements, toys, apparel, and bedding. WholePetDirect.com also offers a wide variety of items to address common pet problems such as itchy skin, fear and anxiety, housebreaking, bad breath, and stiff joints. Live representatives familiar with all of WholePetDirect.com’s products are available to chat online.
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