Dog car seat covers will protect your luxurious car seats from a host of dog related issues like dog hair, saliva and muddy paws. Dog car seat covers are typically made for the rear seats and are more suited for SUV type vehicles. These do not completely drape the seats and are more like mats that are spread over the seats where the dogs can rest. Dog seta covers can also be secured to the seats with straps or Velcro fasteners to prevent these from slipping off. They may also have elastic straps with hooks, which secure the pet onto the car seat cover.

Dog car seat covers are available in a range of materials like rubber and synthetic vinyl. The material you choose should provide a grip and should be stain resistant and easy to wash. Make sure to was and fumigate these covers regularly to ensure hygiene. There are custom dog seat covers also in the market, which are made as per the unique needs and specifications of the pet owners. There are also standard seat covers that can fit all vehicles.

While buying seat covers make sure that it fits the back seat of your car fully and follow the instructions to fasten the cover down securely to ensure safety to your pet while on the move. If you take the dog on a ride regularly, a permanent seat cover, which can be rolled up or zipped off when the car is used for humans, will be a better option for you.

Most car owners want to use their car for humans too and there are car seat covers which can be unzipped in half allowing passenger and dog to share the back seat. If you are dog is prone to car sickness, use heavy duty covers like rubber. Most of these covers are waterproof, which will protect your seats from getting wet and smelly. Remember to pick up washable car seat covers to keep them clean and fresh smelling after being used by your pet.

Another point to consider while buying the dog seat cover is whether your dog will be sitting in the front seat or the rear or in a cage in the boot. If it is a front seat cover, then air bags too will need to be accommodated and the seat cover should be air bag compatible. Weigh all the pros and cons of various models and make a well informed thought rather than investing is something that might not be of much use to your pet.

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In case you are looking for a one stop shop for all the pet accessories for your dog, online shops will be the best choice. These are well stocked with everything that you may need including dog car seat covers, dog leashes, dog bowls, dog feeders and dog stairs among others.