Getting into a car accident is traumatic enough without having to worry about your pet that was in the car with you. There are no laws that say you must use a specific seat or restraint system when you drive with your pet in the car in Kentucky. However, this does not mean that you should not try to protect your pup. There are several options in system you can use to help keep your dog safe when it rides in the car with you.

Trusted Choice explains that not only is your pet likely to suffer serious injuries in a crash if it is not contained or restrained by a system but also you are at great risk for injuries as your pet flies through the interior of your vehicle. This is why there are many products on the market to help keep riding with a pet safer.

Options include harnesses that attach to the seat belt, booster seats that attach to the seat and carriers in which your dog rides inside. You should always match the system to the size of your dog. In addition, consider your dog’s needs. For example, a nervous pet in the car needs a more secure system, such as a carrier. Some dogs like to move about, so a harness may work better. Just make sure that whatever you use matches the weight of your dog so it will be effective if you have an accident.

This information is for education and is not legal advice.