Top 5 Essentials for Traveling with Dogs and Cats

Written by: Richard Rowlands

Summer vacation season is here! This post will highlight our top 5 essentials for traveling with dogs and cats. Pack the car with these travel accessories if your pet will be joining you on vacation this summer. These compact items can fit right in your travel bag, so you can always have them within easy reach.

1) Collar With ID Tags

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A secure, hard-wearing, and correctly sized outdoor dog gear collar is an essential travel item for any pet. It's also vital to ensure your pet's collar is equipped with ID tags to identify them if your cat or dog is missing. Make sure to measure your pet's neck and choose a collar that's the right size for them. As a general rule, you should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your pet’s neck.

Looking for a comfortable, well-made collar that will keep your pet safe and secure? Check out the wide selection of collars available in our online store. West Paw Outings Collars for Dogs are perfect for travel and everyday walks. These vibrant collars are made from recycled plastic water bottles and feature safe and durable hardware. They are fully machine washable and fast drying making them convenient, functional, and fashionable! ID tags can be purchased online or in places like pet stores and local hardware stores. Your ID tag should include your phone number, pet’s name, and home address if space allows.

2) Sturdy Leash

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A sturdy Arcadia Trail leash is another essential item that's a must for traveling with dogs and cats. These days, there are a wide variety of leashes to choose from. Some of the most popular include flat leashes, slip leashes, hands free leashes, and off-leash leashes.

A good leash should have durable material like nylon, cotton rope, or leather. Other features to look out for include tough metal hardware, a comfortable grip, and reflective safety strips. Check out our post, "How to Choose the Best Harness & Leash for Your Dog", for more information about choosing the perfect leash for your pet.

3) Collapsible Bowl

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Collapsible bowls are great for eating and drinking on the go. They are indispensable if you're traveling with dogs or cats. Unlike a regular pet bowl, collapsible bowls fold up easily to fit in bags or pockets. They are also available in different sizes to keep pets of all weights happy so you never have to worry how to keep a dog hydrated.

Ruffwear Quencher Bowls are long-lasting and made with an environmentally conscious recycled polyester outer shell. The guaranteed water-resistant liners are machine washable, so your pet stays healthy. Another great option is the Arcadia Trail Collapsible Bowl. Available in 8 and 16 oz. sizes, the lightweight, durable travel bowl is packable and easy to clean.

4) Natural Calming Aid

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Travel can be challenging for our furry friends, so it's a good idea to pack a natural calming aid when traveling with dogs or cats. Only Natural Pet Just Relax for dogs and for cats are the perfect addition to your pet's summer vacation. These non-sedative supplements feature time-tested calming herbs and in an easy to administer soft chew form.

Only Natural Pet Just Relax dog calming spray is also a great addition to your pet's calming regimen. Consider using it in a crate or bed before your dog enters or lays down. It's an effective and easy-to-use method of aromatherapy.

5) Treat Pouch and Treats

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A treat pouch stocked with healthy treats is our final travel essential. Because, let's face it, our pets won't be impressed if we take them on vacation without bringing tasty treats! The Arcadia Trail Berry Treat Pouch With Poop Bag Dispenser is a multifunctional treat pouch that makes rewarding your pet on the go easy. The waterproof, oil-resistant pouch will keep treats fresh and delicious while you travel with your pet. It features multiple exterior pockets, an adjustable belt for the perfect waist worn fit, and a handy waste bag dispenser.

Are you looking for tasty and nutritious natural treats to fill up your new treat pouch? Visit our online store for a wide range of natural dog treats and natural cat treats your pet is sure to love. And if you need help choosing the best treats for your pet, check out our article, "Your Healthy Pet Treat Buying Guide." It's packed full of information about functional treats, jerky treats, freeze-dried treats, and much more!

That's it for today's post. We hope you enjoyed our rundown of the top 5 travel accessories for dogs and cats. Head on over to our online store to browse our full range of pet travel essentials.