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Podcast: Crash tests raise concerns over safety of pet crates/carriers

New crash tests show pet carriers and crates that are supposed to be designed for safety may actually hurt pets and passengers in vehicle crashes. The not-for-profit Center for Pet Safety conducted crash tests on commercially available pet crates and carriers that claimed to offer protection in vehicles. The testing involved the same experts who do crash tests on vehicles for humans and used specially-designed crash test dummy dogs. The test dummies are designed to match the approximate size and weight of real dogs. Listen above to the PetsPodcast interview with Lindsey Wolko, Center for Pet Safety Founder and CEO. (more…)