Traveling with Your Pet
Summer kicks off the busiest travel time of the year, known for road trips, camping, and family cookouts. Although your plans may look different this year, leaving your pet at home may not be option.
We’re here to help with some tips and gadgets that will make traveling with your pet a breeze:
- Keep them secure. A harness system can reduce the risk of your dog or cat running away, especially at an unfamiliar place like a rest stop or gas station.
- Keep them calm. Although some pets love seeing new sights, all of the stimulation might cause a bit – or a lot – of anxiety. Even a car trip can be frightening, which is why it’s smart to consider supplements designed to help reduce anxiety: your picky pet has tons of options from chews to drops.
- Keep them comfortable. Whether you’re traveling 30 minutes or 12 hours, comfort is important. It’s useful to create a nice space in your car just for them, where they can hang out, play, and sleep. A bed or hammock might be just what they need to enjoy the ride.
- Keep things fun. Hiking or camping plans this weekend? You can’t forget their gear! Try some of our portable items like a backpack or an on-the-go treat bag. Another reason pets may act out or be unhappy when traveling is that they’re simply bored. If you’re driving, you may not be able to play with them until you stop, but you can give them toys or things to chew while you focus on the road.
Just like people, some pets love the adventures and are good travelers, but others might find it stressful. Any effort to reduce their boredom or tension can only result in a more peaceful trip for you.