We love our pets and we want to take them with us everywhere, even on vacation! But traveling with a pet can be a stressful experience. I've been taking my dog on trips for 15 years now, and I've learned a thing or two about what you need to pack to make sure you and your pet is comfortable and happy while traveling.
Here are the five most important things to pack when traveling with your pet:
1.A travel-friendly carry-on bag or container
Depending on your mode of transportation, you'll need a different type of carry-on bag or container for your pet. If you're flying, make sure you select an airline-approved carrier that will fit comfortably under the seat in front of you. If you're driving, you can either put your pet in a carrier in the back seat or invest in a pet seatbelt or other type of restraint system that will keep your pet safe and secure in the car.
Option 1 Travel Carrier with Wheels for Small Size Pets
3 different ways to carry - telescoping handle, strap handle and Backpack straps provide 3 Easy and convenient carrying solutions for different everyday needs. Lots of storage - 2 Large pockets are perfect for safely storing the stuff your pet can never be without.
Option 2 Travel Carrier with Wheels for Mid and Large Size Pets
Heavy Duty Dog Crate Dog Kennel for Large Dog with Lockable Wheels Removable Tray High Anxiety Double Door Dog Crate
This cage is designed in particular with a heavy duty steel frame a perfect choice for you to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Each bar is firmly welded to ensure the strongest sturdy construction. Double-door design with one in front and the other on top allow easy access to our pet. You can change food and water for your pet from the front door.
Option 3 Pet Car Booster Seat Travel Carrier
We know how fun it is to take your beloved dog on a family adventure. However we also know that if your pet does not fasten its seat belt safely it will bring danger to everyone.
This was designed for the dog/pet car seat in mind. SWIHELP the new design uses a strong PVC frame rod to ensure that the car seat is always in good condition. The adjustable dog safety belt can ensure the safety of your pet and prevent your pet from tripping or jumping out of the car.
Option 4 Dog Car Seat Cover Travel Mid and Large Size Dogs
Dog car seat Cover for Back seat for Cars & SUVs Durable Pets Seat Cover Protector Nonslip Hammock for Dogs Waterproof Scratchproof Backseat Protection Against Dirt Pet Fur w/ Extra Side Flaps
Dog Seat Cover Car Seat Cover for Pets 100% Waterproof Pet Seat Cover Hammock 600D Heavy Duty Scratch Proof Nonslip Durable Soft Pet Back Seat Covers for Cars Trucks and SUVs
This 100% waterproof dog seat cover can prevent all the mess keeping your car back seat hairless mud-free and dry whether you take your dog to the beach or on a road trip.
Secondly with side flap zipper design the dog car cover provides full protection for your dog your backseat and car door. It makes your dog feel cozy and safe during the ride.
Finally the 4-layer dog cover can be used as dog car hammock dog bench seat cover or trunk cargo liner. What s more important No longer leave your dog at home alone.
Start your family trip at any time!
2.Food and water bowls
You'll need somewhere for your pet to eat and drink while on the go, so don't forget to pack food and water bowls/bottles. Collapsible silicone bowls are great because they're lightweight and easy to store.
Dog Water Bottle Leak Proof Portable Puppy Water Dispenser with Drinking Feeder for Pets Outdoor Walking Hiking Travel
Portable Doggie Water Bottle: Reasonable 12oz capacity enough for outdoor walking hiking and traveling. Compact size make sure you can put it in your bag easily or take it on your hand by the attached strap conveniently.
Portable Pet Food Storage: Designed to keep pet food fresh on the go; This Travel Trainer transforms from a pet food storage container to a feeding and watering system in seconds; Made from BPA free plastic.
3.A supply of food and treats
Even if you're only going on a short trip, it's always best to bring along enough food and treats for your pet in case of delays or emergencies. I like to pack dry kibble for my dog because it's easy to store and won't spoil if we get stranded somewhere; however, canned food or wet food pouches are also good options. And don't forget the treats!
Training treats can be helpful for getting your pet used to their new surroundings, and they'll come in handy if you need to bribe them into cooperating (just kidding, sort of).
This All-In-One lightweight training bag adds a new level of freedom & enjoyment when taking your dog on a walk or a trip to the dog park to train and socialize with other dogs. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT! Easy to clean Quickly access treats 3 ways to wear Built in dog waste bag dispenser Stores your smartphone keys cash
4.A favorite toy or two
A few of your pet's favorite toys will help them feel comfortable and relaxed while traveling. Make sure to pack toys that are durable and won't fall apart easily; squeaky toys are usually a good bet since they tend to be more durable than plush toys.
SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Toy - Pet Anxiety Relief and Calming Aid - Biscuit - New Puppy Starter Kit
The Comfortable Beginnings New Puppy Starter Kit comes with an Original Snuggle Puppy 3 heat packs an extra-soft Snuggle Puppy Blanket a Puppy Teething Aid and a Puppy™s 1st toy.
The Snuggle Puppy comes with a real-feel heartbeat and heat pack that mimics your puppy™s mom and littermates helping to ease anxiety and even more importantly for sleep deprived pet parents it will help your puppy sleep through each night. It is also a great product to use during crate training so your puppy doesn™t feel alone.
The Snuggle Blanket is made from high-density fleece. The soft fabric provides extra warmth and promotes calm while catching and holding shedding hair. It is machine washable and measures 48 x 30. The Puppy Teething Aid relieves your puppy™s discomfort due to teething.
Massaging fingers and ridges satisfies your puppy™s desire to chew while the melting ice numbs and soothes irritated gums. Just add water and freeze to give your puppy relief from their aching gums.
The Puppy™s 1st toy is designed to keep your puppy occupied and entertained so they™ll stay away from your favorite pair of shoes.
5.Necessary medications and documents
If your pet takes any regular medications or vitamins, make sure to pack those in their original containers with enough for the entire trip (plus a little extra, just in case). You should also bring along copies of your pet's vaccinations records as well as proof of ownership (such as a microchip registration form).
With these five items packed, you'll be ready for anything when traveling with your pet! Do you have any other tips for making travel with pets easier? I would like to know what else you might have as a tip. Send me an email if you want to share your tips and tricks of what to pack for your trip with the best friend in the world.