By Jennifer MeehanPosted October 15, 2018 12:08pmUpdated October 16, 2018 10:17amPet owners may have to spend more money on a pet safety belt, but pet owners can save money with an easy to follow set of steps that include:Using a leash to leash or pet walker (lucky leashes)Using a pet carrier (transitional leashes or transitional cat carriers)Pet owners should make sure that the safety belt they buy is made with a leash that is attached to a pet and that the harness is securely fastened, the American Veterinary Medical Association said in a new statement on pet safety.
The organization says that pet owners should not leave their pets in a pet car seat, or a pet seat is not secured to the car seat in the car.
The American Veterinary Protective Association recommends that pet carriers be used to secure a pet to a carrier, a car seat or other attachment that is secured to a vehicle, and that pet leashes be attached to the pet’s harness.
The animal carrier should be a dog harness, according to the American Pet Products Association.
Pet owners can also use a safety belt to leash a dog, and the American Kennel Club recommends that dog leashes not be used as the primary attachment for pets.
The pet carrier and the harness should be placed on a stable surface that is not moving, the association said.
“It is important to make sure the pet is not left unattended while using the pet carrier or the pet leash, especially if the pet has been restrained and is not fully independent,” the American Vet Medical Association says.
“The pet’s body can become tangled or trapped if it is left unattached for long periods of time.”
The American Kennels Club recommends using an attached leash with a metal leash hook or clip.
It is also important to consider the size of the animal being carried, especially the size and shape of the dog, according the American Animal Hospital Association.
“When using a tether to tie a dog to a collar or a leash, it is critical to remember that the tether must be fastened securely,” the association says.
“Latching the leash or the collar can be a risky activity and may cause a dog or cat to slip and fall on its own.”
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