Many individuals with car insurance for women are pet owners. Britain loves its animals and statistics at the outset of 2011 showed that there were 27 million pets in the UK, and more than 7.3 million of those were dogs.
Dogs were apparently the most popular of all the animals available from pet-shops and breeders in 2010-2011, and this may have something to do with their "man's best friend" status – but dogs are also a woman's best friend.
Sales of small breed "handbag" dogs, so called because celebrities are often seen carrying them in their bags as accessories, soared in 2010 as women followed popular culture – but just because they're an adorable accessory that doesn't mean that owners don't love them as they would any other pet.
However, when these dainty little canines are removed from their comfortable bags, so that they can accompany their human for a road-trip, the owner may be inclined to put them on the front seat unrestrained.
Although this may seem a satisfactory place to put a pet, should the motorist have even a minor car accident their dog could be badly injured.
It may seem to dog owners that their pet is at no risk when it is safely sat on a passenger seat. Yet, just as for a person travelling unrestrained in a vehicle, sharp braking could throw it forwards resulting in avoidable injuries and stress for the animal.
Dogs, whatever their size, should be kept in the rear of the car for maximum safety, in a cage or carry-case, so that in the event of an accident they will not be thrown from the car. Although they may hit the side of the enclosure, injuries suffered from such an impact are likely to be less severe than what would have been sustained if they had been unrestrained on a passenger seat.
To make an animal, especially a small creature, more comfortable in a cage or case while travelling, an owner should remove the vehicle's back shelf, put down some blankets, and give the animal some of its toys. Dogs, similarly to most animals, are much calmer in the presence of objects they can recognise by sight or smell.
It is also important that when undertaking a long journey, the motorist keeps to the dog's normal feeding schedule and stops regularly so that both she and the animal can stretch their legs and get some fresh air.
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