Summer is upon us, and it’s a popular time of year for travel plans. If any of your travel plans involve taking your beloved furry friends with you, chances are you’ve been researching what to pack to make your travel and stay as seamless as possible for both you and your pet.
Being prepared for traveling with a pet is particularly important when you’re up against busy airports, traffic on the road, and higher summer temperatures.
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, here are our must haves for traveling with pets during the summer.
Travel Dog Crate
First thing’s first, having a collapsible dog crate is crucial for your dog or pet’s comfort while traveling. This is their nesting space and where they will find the most comfort while traveling. KindTail’s PAWDs are the perfect travel accessory for your small or medium dog, with a built-in handle that makes it easy to carry and a lightweight design that makes it ideal for travel.
Pet Identification Tags
Pet ID tags are a must have for traveling with your precious pet. We don’t want to think about anything bad happening, but if your pet were to get separated from you, these identification tags could easily track them back to you. Many pets wear their ID on their collar, so don’t leave home without it!
Comforts of Home
Just as us humans need this at times, our pets will appreciate some comforts of home while on the road. Especially if your pet has anxiety or gets skittish around crowds of people, bring anything that has the scent of home or that will provide them a sense of familiarity. This could be anything from sheets to a stuffed animal they love, a blanket, or a dog lounger like the PAWD Lounger.
If your pet is prone to getting car sick while traveling, you’ll need some towels on hand to clean up the mess. You can even lay the towels down in the back seat of your car as a precautionary measure to keep the interior of your car clean.
Pet Travel Bowl
Pet travel bowls allow your fur babies to eat and drink on the go. The Portabowl has a handle for easy carry and features two bowls with non-skid silicone bases: one for food and one for water. The two bowls are nestled in one so that you can easily transport your fur baby's food in one and use the other as a water bowl. Water bowls are a necessity in the summer when it’s hot outside.
Traveling is all about letting loose and having fun, so why not bring a few familiar toys for your pet to enjoy while traveling. Whether you’re planning a relaxing beach vacation or a lake adventure, your pet will be overjoyed to see their toys to play with while there. Pack your fetch balls, squeaky toys and rope toys for your pet to have a blast while on the road.