Choosing the Right Size

Dog car seats are one of the best ways to protect your pet while you are driving. Not only will it restrain your dog so that they will not be able to disturb you while you are driving, but they will also be able to feel comfortable and will be much more secure in the event of a car accident.

Choosing the right dog car seat is one of the most important things that pet owners will need to do in order to ensure the safety of their dog. There are many different sizes, as well as designs, available to help determine if the dog car seat is the right size for your pooch. Here are a few tips on how to determine which size dog car seat you will need and how to go about measuring your dog.

Keep in mind that the ideal car seat will provide your dog with enough freedom to sit or lay down, but it will also keep them restrained. Smaller dogs should be boosted enough to look out the window. It is a good idea to look for a booster dog car seat for little dogs.

One of the main factors that is used to determine dog car seat size is weight. Every dog car seat has a maximum weight capacity. Many hold two hundred or more pounds, but smaller dog car seats will hold much less. Be sure to find out your pet’s weight before attempting to look for the right dog car seat.  

Usually, dog car seats are sold from extra small to extra large. Owners should be able to determine what size is most suitable for their dog. Keep in mind that sometimes, two smaller dogs may be able to fit in a larger dog seat if the weight capacity is high enough to hold both of them.

You will also need to determine where the dog car seat is going to be placed. Remember that the back seat tends to be a much safer place for your dog. It is much less likely that he or she will be affected by the airbag if it should go off. If possible, place the dog seat in the middle of the backseat. While most dog car seats will fit everywhere, it is going to do depend on your own car so be sure to check out the measurements before purchasing.

It is important to measure your dog before purchasing a dog car seat. Keep in mind that since your dog will be sitting in the vehicle, this is how you will want to measure them. The width, from hind to front paws, and height both need to be measured. Although weight tends to be a fairly accurate way to determine which dog car seat size is right for your dog, this is a great way to get a definite answer.