We all know how important it is to wear our seatbelts when we’re in the car, but do we secure our pets? I would like to say that I have always been strict about using a seat belt tether with my dogs in the car, but the truth is… I haven’t. Did you know that only 16% of people transport their dogs using proper safety restraints? You would never just throw your child in the car without a seatbelt, so why do we leave our pets unrestrained? I love my dogs like family and I feel super guilty that I have not been the best pet owner. Sure, I use my arm as a safety restraint when needed, but that won’t be extremely helpful in a car accident.
An article from Allianz.com says “If a car crashes at a speed of just 25 miles per hour, an unrestrained dog can be projected forward at a force equal to 40 times its weight. A large size dog for example weighing 75lbs, can achieve an impact force of 3,000 pounds in a car crash, which could be a lethal blow for both a passenger and the pet.”
I would be heartbroken if anything happened to my furbabies, if it was my fault it would be so much worse. So, I’m happy to share with you a review of the INNX dog car restraint safety belt tether. This seat belt tether are low cost and effective, they come in a 2 pack, and are made with high quality nylon material, these are so easy to use. You clip one end into your seatbelt (these are 1inch and fit most models of vehicles, but it’s always good to double check) the other end clips onto your dog’s harness. It is recommended to always use these with a harness because clipping to a collar can cause choking or neck injury in an accident.
This seat belt tether is adjustable from 17.5 to 32 inches making it comfortable for you dog to sit, lay down or even stand in the car. The car restraints also have a swivel clip so you don’t have to fight with a twisted belt while you’re securing your pet.
I received this product free of cost in exchange for my honest opinion.