Is It Dangerous for My Dog to Stick His Head Out of the Window?

We all know how much dogs love to stick their heads out of a car window when the car is flying down the street at fifty miles per hour. Have you ever wondered if this is dangerous? Well, the truth is: it is.


Doggles will help protect your pup when he sticks his head out of your car window.
If you've ever looked at older pictures, you may have noticed that people used to wear goggles when they drove their cars around town. That is because early car models that didn't even accelerate above 45 miles per hour did not feature windshields, and people had to protect their eyes from debris. Now, cars are moving at much faster rates, and dogs are often sticking their heads out with no protection. According to Josh Clark, an author at Animal Planet, "With your dog's head out the window, its eyes are exposed to dust, dirt, rocks and anything else that gets kicked up by your car and others on the road. Allowing your dog to stick its head out of the window while you drive leaves your dog's eyes exposed to possible scratches or punctures." If you don't want to restrict the enjoyment your dog gets but still want to protect him, you may want to consider getting a pair of Doggles.

Doggles (or dog goggles) come with anti-fog, shatterproof lenses that will give your dog the utmost protection. Also, Doggles feature adjustable head and chin straps that are cushioned with Styrofoam. This will guarantee that your dog's Doggles will be tightly fastened without being uncomfortable.

If you have any further questions about Doggles or any other pet product, feel free to e-mail or call us at Pet Street Mall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
Works Cited
Clark, Josh. "Pet Head out the Window: A Harmful Habit." Animal Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013.
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