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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Look Out Dog car seat

Benji is prone to motion sickness and we are going to take a 2 -hour car ride at the end of this month. He needs to look out and so I am considering to buy the Look Out Car seat.

I looked it up at this website:

http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/333

This car seat is for up to 18 lbs. The car seat comes with a harness. I will mostly use it in Honda Odyssy van. Benji is about 11.4 lbs and about 11 1/2" tall.

If you use this car seat, would you mind sharing your inputs?

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post #2 of 109 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 08:05 PM
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I didn't have this exact model, but one very similar. Kodi liked it for a while, but he is a beast in the car and only wants to sit in my lap. I gave it to my daughter, and her dogs love it.


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I have a very similar one and I use it all of the time. Lfung just got 3 for her dogs too and she says they are doing great in them. I use mine in the front seat of my Acura SUV. The airbag turn off automatically when there is so little weight. I used it when Brady was a puppy and then I got away from it. I started using it again a few months ago. We go out 4-5 times a week with it. Brady likes to be in the front where he can see me, I can touch him, and he can also see out the window. He also likes to have the air blowing on him. He would prefer to be in my lap, but that is not an option. I would try to take him out a few times before the trip to see how he does. Brady doesn't have problems with motion sickness.


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I actually think mine is the same, just a different color.


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I have the SNOOZER lookout. I think they are basically the same. My guys love it, but have never gotten car sick. I kept them in the house for the first 2 days and let them sleep in them. When I put them in the car, they did not resist. Brady's mom and I got our harnesses from QVC. They are called the Yap Wrap. They are really nice and pretty! I will attach a picture just in case you didn't see it in the gallery.
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They are great BUT i would not get one that small. I use the one from Snoozer & they LOVE it. Mine is suitable for up to 25 lbs & it gives them just enough room to lay down somewhat & mine are 11lbs & 16lbs. On one that small they will only be able to sit up & not lay down. Not a good option for when they get tired or bored. I got a smaller one & Dreamer didnt fit well & Tripp didnt like it.
There are many websites that offer decent prices but i actually found a local place the cheapest & they can order all their products. I want to get the perch seat that covers the whole back seat & can fit a few dogs. Tripp got very restless in a crate but really likes to look out the window & be a part of things. Dream travels well in this or a crate. Here is a link to show you what i have. Hope that helps!

http://www.snoozerpetproducts.com/ca...t_products.htm

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I use a seat called fidorido http://www.fidorido.com/. I chose this seat due to the way they are harnesed in. I just thought it looked safe and so far Mirabel likes it just fine. You can actually get it from ebay as well (last time I checked) and you save about $10.
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Benji is about 11.4 lbs and about 11 1/2" tall.
Yikes. Poornima, when you are measuring Benji, are you measuring to the top of his head or to the top of his shoulders? He's so young that the measurement jumped out at me. (For those of you that are wondering why I ask, I used to own Benji's father, so it definitely caught my eye.)

To stay on topic, I have two friends that have the Look Out seat and both love it. One got it specifically because of carsickness and the higher seat stopped it.
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Shannon,

Thank you so much for posting the link to the larger lookout carseats! I like how they are designed, but I've only seen smaller ones. I didn't know the larger ones even existed! With my 18 pound Hav, I knew he wouldn't fit in the smaller one.

I just ordered the oversized one (for pets up to 25 lbs.) from Petco.com - they are on sale until tomorrow (7/14)!!!!

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Poornima,

Kohana loves hers! I got hers before I brought her home and she is so use to being buckled up that she doesn't like if I hold her in the car. She really loves her carseat and being able to look out. I stick it in the middle of the back seat and the middle seatbelt fastens it in. We just got back from San Diego from the Bay Area and slept almost the whole way down! Get one - you sure won't be sorry and Benji will thank you for his comfortable ride!

One word of caution: my office thinks I'm crazy that I have a carseat for my puppy - well she is my baby too and I want her safe. My daughter use to drive with her tiny Bichon sitting on her lap until one day she backed into a car taking care of the dog instead. I bought her a carseat for her baby and he too rides in it every time he goes in the car.

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