Dog Travel Gear: Best Dog Crates, Travel Bowls & More
Some dogs love to travel and going on a trip with them can be a wonderful bonding experience. Just keep in mind that your pooch has a few specific needs that need to be met for comfortable and safe road-tripping!
Keep your dog on the back seat: Cars can heat up very quickly and the heat affects your dog much more than it does humans. Putting your dog in the boot is a definite no-no because it gets hot there very quickly and the air conditioner won’t reach all the way back there. Instead, let your dog lie safely in the back seat with a Trixie car seat cover. To prevent him or her from jumping to the front, use a pet partition. The All For Paws Travel harnesses can be clipped into seat belt slots so your pet is also safely buckled in.
Hydrate your pooch: Remember to keep your pooch well hydrated. The air conditioning can be quite drying and traveling itself is exciting so carry water and dog travel bowls so you can offer your dog water every now and then. The HUFT Pop Up Bowls or the HUFT Travel Easy bowls are very convenient for this. Don’t forget that this also means an adequate number of pee breaks!
Crates: Dog Crates are another way to make traveling with your pet safer. Remember to crate train your dog well in advance so they feel comfortable and safe in the crate. For air travel, airline-approved crates are a must.
Carrying your dog’s pet mat or blanket will help keep your pet feel safe in a new environment. Sudden changes in food and may trigger a tummy upset so it’s best to carry your dog’s usual dry food and treats with you. Pet wipes, poop bags, and other basics will also come in handy.