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Pet restraints may not protect pets in car crashes

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The use of pet harnesses in vehicles is increasing. However, according to recent testing those products might not successfully protect pets in the event of a crash.

In recent crash tests using dummy dogs, testers found that even when pet owners use some of these products, dog fatalities are still a possibility.

A shocking study in 2011 uncovered a 100% failure rate of commercial dog car restraints. 

Experts in the matter urge pet owners to educate themselves about the dog safety products currently available in the market. 

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