For many of us our pets are more than just animals, they are a part of the family and deserve to be treated as such. The joy we receive from these family members is unmatched and because of this we want our beloved pets around all the time. We want to bring them to work (which I sometimes do), on long walks to the park and throughout the city, and of course we want our pets with us when we travel. Not only does this make trips more enjoyable and at times less lonely, but it also shows our pets how much we love and appreciate their calming company.
Traveling With Pets - What Do I Really Need?
We all know how fun bringing our pets along can be, but we also know how challenging it can be. Thankfully the world of pet products is continuously improving and evolving. I've outlined my top 3 picks of must have travel pet items to ensure everyone in the family has a great trip.
These backpacks will ensure you can take your dogs on trips in new cities and on long hikes in the countryside. The backpacks are super convenient for several forms of travel. The sturdy carriers can be used for taking pets onto a train, plane, or ferry with minimal effort, and they are also wonderful for older dogs that would like a nice walk down to the local park. This is truly a must have!
Portable Water Bottle/Bowl Combo
On any hot day, long walk, hike, or day out on the water you'll be happy to have your very own water source for your furry friend. Some of these bottles even come with built in filters, so you don't have to serve your pet any questionable fountain or hotel water. If you wouldn't drink it why would your pet want to? These bottles are convenient, easy to carry, and simple to wash. Fill them up before you leave home, throw them into a pocket on your pet carrier, and you're out the door.
Pet Car Seat Cover
This one is my absolute favourite! Every pet owner, that also owns a car, understands the frustrating task of removing pet hair from your backseat after a road trip. I clearly remember spending 2 hours with a vacuum on the street in front of my home attempting to release the dog hairs from the seat fibres of my car. Despite my best efforts I was still finding the thick white hairs for weeks to come. Stumbling upon one of these seat covers will be the best purchase I ever made. Most are machine washable and extremely easy to install in your back seat. Life changing product!
With the supplies listed above you will be prepared to tackle any day, weekend, or extended trip with your favourite companions. Enjoy your quality time and exploring, just don't forget the treats and poo bags!