Dog Safety Harnesses and Crates Fail Car Crash Testing

Written by Jan on March 25, 2014 – 10:41 pm

 

Crash test dog dummy launching when safety harness breaks

Crash test dog dummy launching when safety harness breaks

You’re a good doggy parent.  When traveling by car, your dog rides in the back seat for safety, as dogs and children should. You always buckle-in your medium-size or large dog using a strong-looking harness. Or you secure your small dog in a sturdy crate and buckle that in. Or maybe you at least use a booster seat or a cargo area barrier to prevent you from being distracted by your dog. You and your dog are safe, right?

Wrong! Even if you’re using a product that supposedly has been crash tested, it is likely your dog is in danger … and so are you. 

Read what Lindsey Wolko, Founder of the nonprofit Center for Pet Safety, has to say about the safety of harnesses, crates and cargo barriers. And watch amazing crash test videos below (using life-like dummy dogs). Note: If you received this post as an e-mail please click here to finish reading and to view the videos on-line.   PERMISSION GRANTED TO CROSS POST with a link back to truth4dogs.com. Read more »

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Vaccinating Dogs: What Your Vet Hasn’t Told You — A Video

Written by Jan on September 27, 2008 – 10:03 am

Some things we know for sure, then we find out we were dead wrong. This describes my journey through the minefield of vaccination for dogs. Much of this applies to cats, too.

My journey began with, “Let’s vaccinate puppies and dogs against every disease possible — to keep them safe.” After one year of research (now grown to five) and interviews with top pet immunology experts, I evolved to, “Let’s vaccinate only against life-threatening diseases that a dog, as a unique individual, is likely to contract given the dog’s lifestyle, age and locale, and to which he or she does not already have immunity. This sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? It is the same journey taken by every vet school in North America, and by the major vet organizations: the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

It is not, unfortunately, the journey taken by way too many veterinary practices, Read more »

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Dog Teeth Cleaning Anesthesia-Free: Buyer Beware!

Written by Jan on July 6, 2008 – 2:42 pm

Anesthesia-Free, or Non-Anesthetic, teeth cleaning for dogs (and even cats) is becoming more and more commonplace. As people grow fearful of “putting their dog under” just to have teeth cleaned, and ever more fearful of vet bills sometimes topping $1000, these services offer an attractive alternative. Even veterinarians who have called these procedures “animal cruelty” and “unsafe” (which they sometimes are), are adding anesthesia-free dental care to services offered. Whether any service is humane, safe and effective depends exclusively on practitioner skill and kindness towards animals.

Any health service provided by practitioners without specific training or experience requirements, and with no certification, can be risky. Read more »

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Stand Up to Your Veterinarian: For Your Dog’s Sake

Written by Jan on June 28, 2008 – 12:51 pm

Too often, veterinary practice lags years (even decades) behind veterinary science and even American Veterinary Medical Association recommendations. If you’re reading a lot about dog care, you, not your vet, may have more current knowledge about vaccination, nutrition and other aspects of care. But how do you get your vet to listen to your ideas? Standing up to authority can be scary.

Maybe you want to stop vaccinating your adult dog with unnecessary puppy shots, but realize your vet isn’t really “up to date on his shots.” Or maybe your vet won’t listen to your views on natural foods or safer flea and heartworm remedies. Read more »

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Avoiding Dangerous Veterinarians

Written by Jan on June 21, 2008 – 4:13 pm

Cancer is epidemic in pets and all of us have, or know someone who has, a dog with diabetes, severe allergies, skin problems or liver, heart or kidney disease. It’s time to rethink veterinary care. Watch our video to learn how to spot a dangerous vet through his practices Read more »

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