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While traveling, whether it is a short drive around the block, the vet or a cross-country road trip, it is recommended to keep your pets occupied and comfortable. (unless your dog is the driver:)) Now, that the weather is warmer, and summer almost here, most are traveling more. Hence, it’s time to prepare all we need to make our travels safe and enjoyable.
Car Seat – best way to travel with your pet is by using a car seat. designed for your dog, and fits the dog’s size. A car seat is comfortable for the pet, it includes a seat belt to attach it to the car and belt for your pet’s safety. While driving he can not distracts you and in case of emergency stop or an accident, he’ll stay in the chair safe. Materials, colors and size differ. Price range for car seats - between $57.00 up to $209.00. for a car seat that can occupied two small dogs.
Carrier / Soft Crate is second option– should be closed tightly, but yet easy to open and close. It should be roomy enough for the pet stand or lie down. The reason for using crate in the car is to minimize any potential distraction, or pet opening and leaving the carrier. You can also put his favorite toy or blanket, to make him feel good. Starts at $54.99 For our crate collection
Both in one (or more) – If you travel often, an economical and space saving decision would be a carrier or stroller that is a car seats too. Two in one (or more like air line approved and backpack) starts $73.80
See our all in one pet car seat carriers
Safety Harness – allows pet to sit or lay down on the car seat while safely secured to vehicle seat belt. Padded chest for maximum comfort. Some harnesses are good for use in car and for walking too. Available in Red, Black, Brown, Beige Price starts at $22.99 depending on the dog size and manufacturer.
Car Seat Covers – protects your car seats from shed fur and dirt your pet might have picked up along the way. They are easy to install and clean. There are covers for SUV, covers for rear bench, for front seat, hammock. Choice of colors, prints and materials. From $54.99 and up
Car Safety Barriers – if your pet tries to jump over through your bucket seat from the back seat, you may find the car barrier helpful. Barriers made of steel or mesh so the pet can see you and you can see him. Door guard shield for keeping car door from scratches, from $39.00
Ramp – very useful for elderly pets, disabled pets, large pets that cannot be lifted, or too tiny to jump into the car. In addition, it saves the pet owner the backbreaking work of lifting their pets. They are light, foldable and portable for use at home or outside. size when fully open - 42″, 66″ and 71″. From $84.00 on sale. Go to ramps and steps page
Food/Drink and Bowls – when you are on a long trip, always bring a good amount of food treats and drink for the trip. You may bring some extra so you will never fall short. Also, for added convenience you may include the Lookout Travel Rack that allows your pet to have food and water while on the go.
Collar/Tags – keep them on your pet throughout the whole trip. There is always a chance of your pet running off during the trip.
Never leave your pet in the vehicle unattended. Pets can die from heat exhaustion in a short time in hot weather, even if you park in a shade. If you have an emergency and need to leave the car, take your pet with you.
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