When it comes to pet outfits, dog pajamas are a very popular items with pet owners. While it is important to make sure dogs are well dressed for a day out on the town, dressing dogs in comfortable dog pajamas is essential to a good night’s rest. Dog pajamas should feature a design that matches the dog’s personality and looks good too. They should be constructed of a material that is comfortable for the dog and easy to put on.
Dog owners should take into consideration the design of the pajamas so that they will reflect the dog’s personality. Dog pajamas are available in a variety of designs, including colors, prints, and ones that are festive. Owners should also be sure to purchase pajamas that include a material that is comfortable for the dog to wear.
According to data compiled by the AAA and pet travel product maker Kurgo, 56 percent of those surveyed said they’ve driven with their dog in the car at least once a month, with over half of them (52 percent) admitting to shifting attention away from the road to pet their either agitated or affection-starved canine companions.
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of those driving with dogs said they’ve used their hands or arms to hold their dog in place while coming to a stop (a maneuver we’ve performed ourselves, though as a cheap way to get to second base back in our early dating years). Worse, 19 percent said they’ve used their hands or arms to prevent their dog from climbing into the front seat. That move takes one or both hands precariously off the steering wheel, and in a situation that’s already frenetic.
Among what would seem to be the most perilous behaviors reported, dog owners said they’ve reached into the back seat to attend to Fido or Fifi (18 percent), allowed the dog to sit in their laps (17 percent) and fed them food or treats while driving (13 percent). And, of course, let’s not forget that scourge of Western civilization, the selfie. At least three percent of those chauffeuring their dogs admitted to taking pictures of themselves and their canine companions while behind the wheel.
What’s the best way to minimize distractions and help maintain focus while sharing a car’s cabin with a dog? Just like the rest of us, he or she should buckle up, so to speak. “Drivers should use a pet restraint system for your dog every time their pet is in the vehicle,” says Jennifer Huebner-Davidson, AAA National, Traffic Safety Programs manager. “A restraint will not only limit distractions, but also protect you, your pet and other passengers in the event of a crash or sudden stop.”
At that, only 16 percent of dog owners surveyed said they regularly use a dog car harness. Forty-two percent of respondents said they eschew them because their pets are sufficiently calm and don’t otherwise require a restraint. However, even if a pet is sleeping peacefully in the back seat he or she can become a dangerous projectile in an emergency stopping situation. According to the AAA, an unrestrained 10-pound dog in a crash at only 30 mph will exert roughly 300 pounds of pressure, while an unrestrained 80-pound dog in a crash at only 30 mph will exert approximately 2,400 pounds of pressure.
Pet-care experts universally recommend owners use a restraint system whenever driving with a pet aboard, even if it’s just close to home. And if it’s a road trip involving driving long distances and at highway speeds, finding a good quality dog restraint that’s comfortable and easy to use is especially important.
We heard from Bella the Bulldog who wanted to tell us that she and her doggie sister Dorothy and her doggie brother Tugg love swimming and especially love the new dog life vests that her Mommy got for them.
Bella says that she and Dorthy got the Pink Dog Life Vest and Tugg got a Blue Dog Life Vest. Bella likes the design of these dog life vests and says that they are perfect for Bulldog shaped bodies and are made in such a way as to not interfere with doggie movement and activity.
Bella says her Mommy loves Bulldogs and even has a shop dedicated to them. Her Mommy’s shop is call Mi Bellamore Greetings and she sells bulldog greeting cards and a gift line. I’m sure my Mommy will be checking that out.