How to Protect a Pet With Flashing Safety Lights

by Cynthia Measom
    Keep your pet out of harm's way with a flashing safety light.

    Keep your pet out of harm's way with a flashing safety light.

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    Animals, just like humans, benefit from wearing safety devices designed to promote motorist awareness. In low-light, dark or foggy conditions, drivers may struggle to see clearly. Yet, a flashing safety light attached to, or embedded in, your pet's collar or leash provides a visual alert to anyone in your pet's vicinity. In addition, this type of device proves helpful to you, as the owner, if your pet happens to stray. The blinking light serves as a beacon so that you can easily find your dog or cat.

    Step 1

    Attach a small, flashing safety light on a clip to your pet's collar and turn it on with the switch before going out at night to walk your pet. This will help you, and other people, identify the animal's location.

    Step 2

    Clip a leash that contains embedded safety lights onto your pet's collar when you take him for a walk at dusk or in the dark of night. Turn on the leash with its switch before beginning your walk. The lights will continuously flash, alerting passing motorists of you and your pet's presence.

    Step 3

    Secure a collar with flashing safety lights on your pet's neck. Turn on the collar before allowing your pet to go outside or roam without a leash in a safe area at dusk or in the dark. The flashing lights on the collar will help you keep track of your pet.

    Items You Will Need

    • Leash or collar with embedded flashing lights
    • Attachable flashing safety light

    Warnings

    • Monitor your pet's safety device and replace the batteries as needed.
    • Make sure to turn the light switch off during daytime hours to conserve battery power.

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    About the Author

    Cynthia Measom wears many hats. She's a writer and the owner and accountant of a nanny placement agency she founded in 2007. Measom received her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in human resources.

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