Pet accessories for your car - Now your four-legged family member can travel in style

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier standing on a car seat cover while clipped to a pet seat belt
Staffordshire Bull Terrier standing on a car seat cover while clipped to a pet seat belt

• For Black Friday 2021, we look at pet accessories for your vehicle.

• Scouring through TakeAlot, we came across seat covers and seat belts for your pets.

The accessories are designed to keep pets safe and the car's interior clean.

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It's the closing stages of November, and that can only mean one thing: Black Friday! This year, one of our focus points is pets. Whether the furry kind or man's best friend, chances are that they will share a vehicle with us and tag along when we make our way to the ocean or a pet-friendly hiking trail.

It's then when we open the car door and wait for them to take that leap of faith onto the comfortable, soft rear bench. Or, in some cases, the front seat.

One of the items we came across on TakeAlot is a pet seat cover for the rear bench. The classifieds website lists more than 140 results for 'dog seat covers', all ranging within a broad price band. These specially designed seat covers clip onto the headrests of both front and rear seats, creating a cocoon for pets to sit in.

The advantage of this pet accessory is that it protects car seats - whether leather or cloth - from pet hair, drool, dust, and dirt. And more, these seat covers are far easier to clean than the vehicle's actual seats.

TakeAlot lists these pet seat covers from as low as R218. There are different designs from different brands, with an Audi cover selling for R4 200.

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Audi Rear Protective seat cover

Strapping them in

Another item we were quite surprised to see was dog seat belts. Though this may seem like overkill, it does keep pets in check when hitting the road. The pet seat belt attaches to your pet's harness or collar, preventing them from moving around in a moving vehicle, while the buckle clicks into the seat belt socket found next to the seats.

These seat belts come in different sizes, making them easy to use on dogs, cats and other animals that can wear a harness when tagging along for the ride. These specifically designed seat belts give pets the freedom to choose their position on the chosen seat, but does not allow the animal to distract the driver from driving duties.

TakeAlot prices for the adjustable pet seat belt range between R139 and R239.

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Small Jack Russell in a car wearing a harness and seat belt
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