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Accessory of the week: Pet car seat covers

Protect your car seats and give your pet a comfy and safe journey with a specially designed back seat cover.

IF YOUR PET loves to travel in your car, a pet seat cover is a great idea. It offers them protection and comfort – as well as giving you peace of mind that your pet is safe and that your seats aren’t going to get damaged.

First off, there are laws in certain countries regarding where your pet can be placed in the car and how your pet is restrained. Know these before you travel.

What does the accessory do?

Pet seat covers protect your rear seats and keep your pet safe by blocking off access to the front seats and the floor and footwells.

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Why would I want it?

The covers limited the amount of roaming your pet can do and keeps them safer and secure.

If your pet has any accidents your car seats won’t get covered in mess and the covers are made of waterproof and durable materials meaning they are easy to clean. The covers are practical too coming with handy pockets to keep doggie bags, toys and treats nearby.

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Some of the covers have a zip function that split the cover so passengers can sit on the back seat beside your pet.

Some covers come with a safety leash that clips into the seatbelt buckle and can be attached to pet cages or the collars of smaller pets. My dog was quite large so I attached the belt to his harness.

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What do users say?

Well, my take would be that my dog was very happy lying on the pet seat cover and it protected the leather seats very well.

But don’t just take my word for it, here’s a representative Amazon review:

Really happy with this seat cover. As I have a husky always struggling with her fur falling down. So if you have the same problem it’s good to have the seat cover. It’s great quality and waterproof.
You can buy pet seat covers online, in pet stores and in motoring stores like Halfords.

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