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​How to Travel with a Pet

Posted by Isabella on

If you’re looking to hit the road or fly the skies with your canine companion or feline friend, here’s a few tips to make your trip go as smooth as possible!

Hydrate. The ASPCA recommends keeping a gallon of cold water on hand to ensure your pet stays sufficiently hydrated during the trip. PetTravelZone has a Pet Travel Set that includes collapsible bowls, food bags, and roll up mat- all in a customizable tote! 

Don’t leave them alone. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows cracked can reach 110 degrees in 10 minutes, which can be deadly for your little furry friends. If you’ll be visiting a destination where pets aren’t allowed, leave them at a pet-friendly hotel- or at home- instead of in the car.

  • Walk around! Let your pet walk around and explore the unfamiliar areas. PetTravelZone.com has a Dog WalkSet Tote that has everything you’d need for walking your dog. It’s waterproof and includes pick-up bags, hand wipes, water bottle carriers, and so many more features you can check out!
  • Prepare the carrier. When purchasing a pet carrier, make sure that there is room for your pet to turn around and stand without hitting its head. If your pet hasn’t traveled before, spend some time getting the animal used to being in the carrier.

My friend and I had a little orange cat named Jones that we’d bring with us places. He was so awful in cars- he actually scratched up my car seats from being so scared in the back. We’d have to stop and play with him for a little bit outside- which was never really a problem because his favorite (more like our favorite) place we’d stop was at a local ice cream place, where we’d get him a little cup of vanilla ice cream if he was good. J

There are so many more things you can do to prepare with your pet, these are just a few options to get started! I invite you to do some research and then check out all the products on our website to make the best out of your trip!