How do I protect my car from dogs?

My dogs made a mess in my old car. I just got a brand new Toyota Highlander and want to know how I can protect it from them?

Matthew Macgugan · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
As much as we love dogs, they can definitely be messy! You can protect your seats by purchasing special equipment to minimize damage.
Here are some options:
  • A crate can trap dirt and hair, as well as prevent your dog from being injured while the car is moving. You can put a small pet bed or blanket in the bottom of the crate for extra padding and comfort.
  • Seat protectors can prevent punctures and scratches. These can also add flair to your car’s interior, depending on the design.
  • Leather protectant prevents stains due to muddy paws or oily fur.
  • Dog seat belts will keep your pooch secure and prevent them from wandering around the backseat, potentially causing more damage.
Keeping your seats protected is one thing, but protecting your entire car is another.
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