Traveling as a human is hard enough. You have to deal with strange sleep schedules, bumpy flights, odd food options, and perhaps most obviously, a change in routine. For pets, traveling can be just as difficult. While we can load up on luxurious travel-sized toiletries, earplugs, and cozy clothing to make the journey a little less stressful and uncomfortable, pets often get the short end of the deal. If you want to make Fido a little more comfortable on your next trip, try out these luxurious travel pet accessories for furry friends.
Plush Sleeper Bed Carriers
If you plan on traveling with your dog, an essential piece of gear is the sleeper bed carrier. Some of these carriers can be more basic and are composed of plastic, merely made to help your pet get from A to B. Whether your booked business class fares or economy class tickets, you can make their travel and sleeping experience a little more luxurious with a pet carrier from Sleepypod. The pet carrier is composed of a bed made of ultra-plush foam for maximum comfort. The Sleepypod carrier can also transform into a car seat for your pet. In addition, you can make the bed/carrier more luxurious by adding on accessories like the Sleepypod Warmer Kit. Installed under the lining, the accessory to the Sleepypod carrier helps keep your pet warm in drafty hotel rooms and on chilly flights.
Anti-Motion Sickness Collars
Motion sickness due to turbulence, rough seas, or bumpy car rides isn’t fun for any traveler, even of the furry variety. If your pet frequently gets sick on road trips or plane rides, you can treat them to a little luxury with an anti-motion sickness collar. A number of companies produce these handy items such as Calming Collars and In the Company of Dogs. These collars are filled with a blend of dried herbs that have been formulated to fight motion sickness. The aromatherapy collars help cut back on the stress and discomfort pets can face while traveling on road trips and plane rides.
For pets that simply won’t take a standard bowl when they travel, owners should look into all-in-one food stations. Our Pets makes a Store-N-Feed Adjustable Feeder that provides an eating and drinking station for your pet and also a storage unit. The device can store up to 20lbs of dry food, making it one of the more useful travel pet accessories. It can also hold a two-liter bottle of water while in the process of turning one bowl into a self-watering system. Such a luxury for your traveling pet helps ensure that they’re getting fresh water and have extra food if they need it.
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Bubble Pet Carrier Backpack
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If you want to make sure your pets are safe when traveling but struggle with trying to keep them on a leash or lugging them around in a pet carrier, a bubble pet carrier backpack can be just what you’re looking for. The unique design of it is perfect for both dogs and cats. It has ventilation holes and mesh panels so that your pet can see out of it. It can convert from a backpack to a carrier or even a car seat. It’s easy to store as it can be folded when not in use. If you’re looking to purchase this type of backpack, check out the ones from U-Pet.
Believe it or not, we humans aren’t the only ones that get anxious when traveling. Pets often experience anxiety and nervousness as well. Fortunately, calming treats can help. These types of treats can be given to a variety of different types of pets, and they can make traveling easier for both them and you. Many pets don’t mind taking them as they just think they’re eating a treat, just make sure to look for ones with natural ingredients. There’s a wide variety of calming treats available such as the ones sold by the Pet Travel Store.
Portable Water Bottles
Depending on where you’re traveling to, you may find it difficult to find a place to stop to give your pet a drink of water. Because of this, you may find having a portable pet water bottle with you to be super helpful. The last thing you want is for your poor pet to get dehydrated! These portable water bottles hold around 11 ounces of water and are small enough to fit into a large purse or carry-on suitcase. They’re also usually leakproof so you won’t have to worry about getting all your stuff wet. Check out brands like ANREONER for all your portable water bottle needs.
Hotel Door Hangers
Feel bad leaving your pet in the hotel room when you head out to eat? Minimize the guilt (just a little bit) by getting a special pet door hanger that lets others know your pet is inside. That way, if housekeeping shows up, your furry friend won’t get scared and start barking. It’s also just a good idea to let the hotel know that you have a pet in the room, just in case. You’ll get a little bit of peace of mind knowing your pet is safer when you’re not around. These door hangers can be purchased on The Pet Travel Store’s website.
A lot of families like to camp in the summer with their pets, but they often it difficult to sleep with their fur baby in the same tent. That’s why it may be a good idea to bring a tent with you that’s small enough to transport but large enough to accommodate larger pets. By giving your pet their own tent to sleep in, you won’t have to worry about them scratching at the walls of your tent or tracking in dirt from their paws. Check out Pawhut for their pet-friendly tent!
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