Auto gadgets for dogs
However, not only people, for whom a lot of different devices have been invented, want to ride in comfort, but also our smaller brothers. For dogs, for example, a lot of gadgets have also been invented that make the journey easier for both the pet and its owner.
The simplest, but also the most necessary device for traveling with a dog is a seat belt. No one doubts that it is necessary to buckle up in a car. But it is very difficult to fasten a dog with a regular belt. The car harness for dogs is a strong short “leash”, on one side ending with a standard carabiner, and on the other with a loop or clip for attaching to the car’s seat belt. Such a device will prevent the dog from falling off the seat during sudden braking, for example, and generally protect it from sudden movements during any car maneuvers. The cost depends on the manufacturer and strength, a standard belt costs from 400 rubles, and devices that can withstand a dog the size of
Car seat belt
A safer way to fix the dog in the car and protect it from sudden movements of the car is an auto harness. The principle of operation is clear from the name. In general, the most common harness that has fasteners for fastening to the regular seat belt of the car. The cost of the gadget varies from 700 rubles. to almost infinity, depending on the manufacturer and the materials used. Car harnesses, like ordinary ones, have several sizes suitable for animals of various breeds.
The car hammock is also designed to take care of the safety of the pet during the trip. There are two types of hammocks: occupying a third of the back seat (for dogs of small breeds) and occupying the entire rear sofa entirely. In essence, an auto-hammock is a dense mat that is attached to the back of the rear sofa of the car and the backs of the front seats. While in it, the dog cannot fall down from the seat, and also cannot fly forward in the direction of travel in the event of, for example, sudden braking. The cost of car hammocks starts from 2,5 thousand rubles, models with a lower price tag, although they are called car hammocks, are actually just a mattress with mounts in the car, they protect the upholstery of the seats, but are not able to protect the animal in case of sharp maneuvers.
For dogs of small and medium breeds, car seats are also offered. Usually this is a fabric “basket” on a metal or plastic frame, fastened to the car with standard belts or hung on the headrest (while the dog is fastened inside the seat with seat belts). The cost of this gadget starts from 5 thousand rubles, while there are also models made of eco-leather, reminiscent of a full-fledged soft lounge chair, but their price already starts at 8 thousand rubles.
Ramp for cars
If the dog cannot jump into the passenger compartment or trunk of the car by itself (for example, due to its design features or various joint diseases in the animal), the owner can purchase a special ramp, thanks to which the animal can easily get inside. The cost of ramps starts from 8 thousand rubles, and models that allow you to lift weight up to 200 kg (for example, several large animals at the same time) are already estimated at 15 thousand rubles. and more.
Many dogs love to stick their head out of the window while they are moving. On the one hand, this is a completely harmless habit that does not interfere with anyone. But, generally speaking, this is a very dangerous act. In addition to the fact that the animal can be injured by hitting the glass or window opening, it is also possible that the dog will be hit, for example, by a stone thrown by the wheels of a passing car. Unfortunately, some pets simply cannot drive with the windows closed – they
Travel bowl and drinker
Going on a long journey, a person can always have a bite to eat in a cafe, but you should not feed your pet with fast food. Taking food or water with you is not a problem, the problem is usually in the feeding containers. Although today manufacturers offer at least 3 options for travel bowls. The first is folding inflatable structures, the price of which varies from 200 to 800 rubles. There are also plastic or silicone bowls that are easy to clean and also foldable. Tarpaulin feeders are also sold, but users note their unhygienic nature: after each meal, the feeder must be completely washed, which is not always convenient.