Traveling with the Dog

June 28, 2012 11:38:33 AM PDT
The summer travel season is in full swing and if you're not leaving your pet with a friend or a sitter, then chances are you're taking the pup with you on the road.

Stephanie Krol, Pet Trend Columnist of Tails Magazine shows some of her picks of pet innovations designed to help make traveling with the dog easier and less stressful.

Dog Adoption Information:

    Plan ahead:


    • Dedicated to finding and cataloging pet friendly places and activities to do while traveling with a pet
    • Lists over 60,000 pet friendly locations across the US and Canada
    • Includes hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, beaches, wineries, shopping centers, off
    • leash dog parks and much more
    • Features Roadtrip Planner with detailed hotel policies and exclusive deals
    • Price = Free

    Accessories to pack:

    2. Bionic Pet Products,

    • Engineered for strength and durability
    • Flexible, bouncy and float
    • friendly
    • Most shapes are easily stuffed with treats
    • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
    • Fewer than 5% of pets outsmart Bionic toys
    • Line includes four shapes
    • Price = $16.95 to $19.95

    3. 2 in 1 Flea and Tick Comb from The Company of Animals,

    • First duel flea and tick comb of its kind
    • Patented design features fine
    • toothed comb to remove flea residue and eggs, and a slit to capture complete ticks on the other side
    • Easily attaches to key chain for quick easy use
    • Holistic alternative to harsh sprays or chemicals
    • Price = $1.49

    Pack a nutritious snack and hydrate with:

    4. Spring Naturals super premium treats,

    • Made in the USA
    • Uses only the highest quality ingredients from select suppliers
    • Recipes developed by the nation's leading pet nutritionist
    • Only real meat, poultry or fish is used as the #1 ingredient
    • Formulated without high
    • glycemic ingredients like corn, wheat, soy, potato starch or rice, for a more palatable and digestible recipe
    • Also makes dinners for dogs in grain, grain
    • free varieties, organic line coming later this summer
    • Price = start at $7.99 a treat pouch

    5. Lickety Stik by PetSafe,

    • All
    • natural and health conscious
    • Made in the USA
    • Unique roller
    • ball design
    • Convienent
    • Only 1 calorie in 10 licks
    • Feline Lickety Stik debuting this July
    • Price = $5.99

    6. FrostyBowlz,

    • Freeze non
    • toxic FrostyCore overnight
    • Keeps water cool for up to 18 hours, even in direct sun light
    • High
    • grade stainless steel
    • Rubber treads on bottom
    • Great for wet food too
    • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
    • Price = $26.99

    7. The Pet Loo,

    • compact, hygienic and environmentally
    • friendly toilet solution
    • Great for when pet friendly restrooms aren't readily available
    • Perfect for RV travelers
    • Traps any airborne odors
    • Prevents any urine from sloshing around
    • Synthetic grass reminds pet of outdoor so no training necessary
    • Price = $99 to $150

    Travel safely:

    8. SturdiBag Flex Height Carrier,

    • Durable and feather light construction
    • Adjustable 4
    • point padded shoulder strap & leather hand grip
    • Retractable privacy flaps on all mesh windows
    • Seatbelt safety straps
    • Interior fleece pad secured by Velcro®
    • Styles available in solids and patterns
    • Price = ranges between $75 and $100

    9. CLIX CarSafe by The Company of Animals,

    • Duel purpose lead and harness
    • CLIX CarSafe fits right into car's buckle
    • Double
    • sided adjustable buckles and soft neoprene padding
    • Price = starts at $19. 99

    10. Portsmouth Bench Seat Covers by Kurgo,

    • Pocket on seat back and at bottom
    • Piping to retain dirt
    • Double stitched seams for strength
    • Waterproof and machine washable
    • Bucket seat covers also available
    • Price = $50 (bench), $40 (bucket)

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