PLEASE NOTE: The competition below has now closed.
Did you know that each year in Australia, more than 5,000 dogs are injured or killed in auto-related accidents, most as a result of being ineffectively restrained in the car, or not restrained at all? And it’s not only dogs that get injured. People get hurt too, by their own dogs when they are thrown around the vehicle!
Even if you think you are a careful driver and believe you will never be involved in an accident, your dog can move around your car when you turn sharply, stop suddenly or when they get extremely excited. This can cause you to lose convcentration, a danger when driving.
My experience with dogs that are nervous or sick when travelling, is that the Roadie really seems to help them. It keeps them calm when in the moving vehicle.
Please start to think about the safety of your canine companions in the car…
The Roadie is a Purina PetLife harness that fits snugly around your dog’s chest and you feed your own car’s seatbelt through the strap. This keeps your dog in one area of your vehicle but still allows your dog the freedom of movement to sit up or lie down. The Roadie is available in your pet specialty store or through your vet clinic and must be sized to fit your dog. Measure your dog’s chest circumference.
This pet product has been road tested by the NRMA and passed (one of the only dog harnesses to pass the test!). More about the Roadie here.
So if you regularly drive your dog to the dog park or you take your dog on holiday, you need a Roadie.
To celebrate National Dogs in Cars Safety Week, I’m giving away 5 Purina Petlife ROADIES. To enter, tell me in 25 words or less what’s your favourite memory of holidaying with your dog. Please enter in the comments box below. Entries close on Sunday 30th November at 5pm (AEST). Winners will be notified here on my blog.
Good luck and keep your dog safe when you’re driving.
Here’s Chilli travelling safely in my car…
P.S. I’ll also be giving some Roadies away on my radio segment this week. Tune in on Radio 2UE at Sydney 954am or at www.2ue.com.au.