Are you prepared for your next big adventure with your four-legged friend? It can be overwhelming trying to think of everything you might need. On the one hand, you don't want to pack too much and overload yourself with unnecessary things. On the other, you don't want to leave something important behind and make the experience worse for your pet.
Don't fret because Travfuler is here to help. We have compiled a series of products in our range that we consider to be the most essential tools and pieces of kit for your trip.
They will all prove to be of great help no matter where you go. They can help you provide essential care and security for your pet whether you are hiking, backpacking, camping, or even taking a city break.
10 Pet Travel Essential Products to Add to Your Packing List
Keep your pets secure with a harness and lead
You can never underestimate the importance of a good strong lead to keep your pet under control. Don't assume that everywhere you go will be somewhere that they are free to roam. The right collar and lead will provide comfort and security every single day. Or, perhaps your pet will benefit more from a harness depending on their breed.
These are cork harnesses made in Ireland and are now available to order!
Stay hydrated with a simple to use pet water bottle
Hydration is important on these long adventures. Don't rely on mother nature or local businesses to provide enough water at all times. A secure water bottle means that you have some on hand during the hottest times of the day or on more tiring walks. These bottles are also perfect for supplying a manageable stream of water and clip to a belt.
Avoid carrying a large bowl and replace it with something collapsible
A bowl is another great essential pet product for pet travel. You can use it for water or when feeding hungry dogs their well-earned meal at the end of the day. While many pet bowls would be cumbersome to pack, these collapsible ones take up a lot less space and are a great choice for your trip. Set them up, let your dog feed, wash them out, and then collapse them back up in your backpack.
Be ready for any paw injury
Unfortunately, there will be times where our pets end up with little cuts and minor injuries during these adventures. It is all part of the risk of letting them off the lead to go and explore. A simple first aid kit can offer you peace of mind with all the basic tools for treating these minor issues. You can keep everything together in one little box and carry it with you with ease.
Prevent any life threatening diseases by carrying a tick remover
The Tick Remover tool is a great addition to any first aid kit because there is a good chance of encountering ticks on a trip to the countryside. If your dog goes bounding through the long grass having the time of their life, they could return with some little passengers. It helps to get into the habit of checking their skin every day for these stowaways to minimize the risk. This tool makes it so easy to get rid of them.
Let them roll in mud and shampoo them on the move
When running around merrily in the great outdoors, it could be more than ticks that end up on your dog's coat. They could be a different colour if they find a nice muddy river to splash around in. A normal bath is out of the question for most travellers, so this towel-off pet shampoo is a great alternative. This water-less solution allows you to clean your dog more conveniently. It smells pretty good too.
A relaxed pet when travelling will ensure you have a relaxed holiday together
Speaking of scents, did you know that there are pet products for travel that use natural scents to soothe dogs in more stressful times? We sometimes forget that travelling and all the new experiences involved can be stressful for dogs. So, a natural calming kit could be a great tool to have.
Ensure your pet has a way to get back home should the worst happen
8) Pet ID Tags.
Then there are the issues of security when travelling with pets. It is a good idea to get a new pet ID tag with as much up-to-date information as possible to make them as secure as possible. You can customise these tags and know that if the worst happens, you have a better chance of getting your dog back ASAP.
Pets may be out of sight but not out of mind if you have a tracker on them
You could also invest in a GPS pet tracker if you think this is a more appropriate security solution. These trackers will let you pinpoint your pet's location when they are out of sight. You can see their position on your phone via the strong connection. This may allow for more confidence in letting them off the lead in an unknown area.
Stay responsible and bag it and bin it
10) Pet Poo Bags.
Finally, we can't talk about essential items for travelling with pets without talking about poo bags. Bagging and binning your pet's waste is important, especially on city breaks. So, make sure to have a good supply of these degradable bags with you.
Travfurler has all of these great products to make things even easier for you to plan your trip.
If this all sounds like a lot right now, don't worry. We have everything that you need available in one easy place. The Travfurler Pet Travel Essential Products range has all these items to browse. You can choose the right size for your pet and find the perfect options for your trips. Take your time to browse and find what works for you.
What can't you live without when travelling with pets?
We would also love to hear from you about our products, or anything else you have found helpful on your travels. Our Travfuler community is something that we are very proud of and we love to hear about everyone's adventures, experiences, and recommendations.
Also, if you are keen to read more pet travel advice you can check out our other pet travel blogs and those from our recommended pet bloggers and friends:
Cat Travel tips: Thehikingcat - https://thehikingcat.com/
Dog Travel tips: exotiktraveler https://exotiktraveler.com/blog/luxury-travels/travels/luxury-pet-travel/
We hope that at least of one these great pet travel essential products proves to be helpful.
Happy Travfurling! The Travfurler Team