Could A Reflective Pet Collar Save Your Pets Life

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Could A Reflective Pet Collar Save Your Pets Life

by Karen McLean


It happens all too often. You are driving at night and barely see a roaming animal until it is almost too late. If that animal was your lost pet, he would be seen much sooner if he were wearing a reflective dog collar or a reflective cat collar. A report published in England in 2001 stated that one in five drivers has hit a dog or cat with their vehicle. Of the drivers that admitted hitting a dog or dogs, a reflective dog collar along with a reflective leash will draw attention to you and your dog fcat, 20% also admitted that they never stopped to see if the animal could be helped. That means millions of our pets are being killed on the road every year with many left to suffer first. Reflective pet collars increase visibility and help protect pets from the hazards of night drivers. Your dog or cat will have a much better chance of being seen at the critically important 100 ? 600 foot braking range not only when it is dark but also when it is rainy or foggy and visibility is low.

For those who enjoy early morning or evening walks or jogs with theiror added visibility and safety.

Reflective pet collars are not all created equal. Although they obviously all reflect light, some will also glow in the dark after being exposed to light. This feature will allow your pet to be visible at night before lights actually shine on the collar. This feature becomes a real asset if your dog or cat escapes from your house or yard and is lost. It is much easier to see your pet if the collar glows before a light shines on it.

A reflective pet collar is not a substitute for good safety practices. You should never allow your pets to roam free. When the unthinkable happens though, and your pet escapes and is lost, a reflective pet collar could save his life and help you find him before he becomes another tragic statistic.

Karen McLean is the owner of http://www.mypetspecialties.com As a pet owner myself, I am committed to providing pet owners with the most humane, yet effective training aids and pet safety products available. Pet safety is essential for any responsible pet owner. That is why I urge pet owners to consider a reflective dog collar or a reflective cat collar for that added level of protection.



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