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Best Travel Accessories for Dogs and Cats

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Taking a pet on vacation can be fun — watching a happy dog play on the beach is the best! But sometimes traveling with a pet is due to necessity. You’re moving, or you don’t have reliable pet care at home. Either way, though, travel can be stressful for pets, which can make it stressful for you too.

Here are some products will make traveling with your pet easier and safer!

You might also be interested in finding pet friendly hotels in Charlotte.

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URPOWER Dog Seat Cover Car Seat Cover for Pets

URPOWER Dog Car Seat Cover for Pets 100% Waterproof Seat Cover Hammock 600D Heavy Duty Scratch Proof Nonslip Durable Soft Back Seat Covers for Cars Trucks and SUVs

A good car seat cover does more than keep your car clean. The hammock-style car seat cover has been a game-changer for traveling with our pets. It attaches to the back of the front seat and to the back of the back seat, creating an enclosure for the dogs. The seatbelts go through a slot and attach to the seatbelt receptacle and to the dog’s harness.

Previously, both of our dogs were anxious in the car. One of them would start trembling the moment he got into the car. With a hammock-style car seat cover, they feel secure and just sleep on the ride.

You will have room directly behind the front seat for stowing items, and you can be sure that your dog won’t get into them.

The car seat cover we have isn’t available on Amazon anymore, but this is pretty similar.

$32.99 Buy on Amazon

Petzana Seat Belt for Dogs with Elastic Bungee Buffer

Seat Belt for Dogs with Elastic Bungee Buffer | Car Travel Accessories for Dogs Adjustible, Elastic (Blue)

Whether or not you use a car seat cover, like above, a seatbelt keeps your pet safer in the car. Not only does it prevent your backseat driver from climbing into the front seat, but it protects your dog from being thrown around in the case of an accident.

Get one that’s adjustable. This one has an elastic bungee buffer, which can protect your dog in case of sudden braking.

The seatbelt attaches to the seatbelt receptacle in the car, and to your dog’s harness. No special harness is required.

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MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle

MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle, Lightweigh, Leak Proof Portable Travel Dog Water Dispenser - Perfect Puppy Drinking Bowl On The Go for Outdoor Walking and Hiking - Pet Accessories (19oz, Blue)

Fill this water bottle up for car rides or on hikes. It’s small enough to go into your bag. Just refill it at a sink when you make a stop. Its silica gel seal ring, plus lock key design, will prevent leaks.

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Kytely Collapsible Water or Food Bowl for Dogs and Cats

Kytely Large Collapsible Dog Bowl 2 Pack, 34oz Foldable Dog Travel Bowls, Portable Dog Water Food Bowl with Clasp, Pet Cat Feeding Cup Dish for Traveling, Walking, Hiking (Black+Blue)

These bowls are perfect for dogs and cats on the go. They collapse for traveling convenience, and can hook onto a backpack, leash or belt loop with the handy carabiner clip. This bowl holds 34 fluid ounces of water. Smaller ones are available as well. This is a 2-pack set. They can be used as water or dog bowls when you reach your destination. Dishwasher safe.

$9.99 Buy on Amazon

Travel Cat: Porta Pawty Portable Litter Box

Travel Cat Portable Litter Box with Lid - Collapsible Litter Box for Small, Medium, Large Cats, Kitten - Foldable, Easy Cleaning Pet Litterbox with Zippered Cover, Extra Pocket and Side Handles

This handy cat litter box includes a zippered top cover to prevent spills during transportation and to lock in odors.

It’s large enough for all size cats, at 19 x 14 x 5 inches.

$39.99 Buy on Amazon

Ruff Life 101 Airline Approved Expandable Pet Carrier on Wheels

Ruff Life 101 Airline Approved Expandable Premium Pet Carrier on Wheels- Two Sided Expandable Rolling Carrier- Designed for Dogs & Cats- Extra Spacious Soft Lined Carrier! (Grey)

This carrier is airline approved (but you should check with your airline’s rules and regulations before traveling.) The trolley will be a back-saver going through airports (you can also choose to use the shoulder straps), and it can be removed and stowed in an overhead compartment once on the plane. Then the carrier can fit under the seat.

$99.95 Buy on Amazon

Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack Pet Carrier

Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack Pet Carriers for Cats and Dogs (Black)

This highly rated pet backpack is ideal for taking cats or small dogs to the veterinarian or on a trip. It comes with chest strap buckles to reduce the weight on your shoulders.

This is suitable for dogs up to 15 pounds or cats up to 18 pounds. The pet must sit at 14.5 inches or less tall, and 12 inches or less wide.

$26.99 Buy on Amazon

First Aid Only 298 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Emergency Kit

JUSAID Pet First Aid Kit, 105 Piece Nursing Supplies with Emergency Collar, First Aid Instructions and More Ideal for Home, Office, Travel, Car, Hiking, Any Emergencies for Pets, Dogs, Cats

This kit will have you ready for pretty much any emergency your pet gets into. It includes a space blanket, bandage, tape, tweezers, thermometer, muzzle, sting relief pad, and much more. (Hopefully) much more than you will ever need!

$29.99 Buy on Amazon

Tractive GPS Pet Tracker for Dogs

Tractive GPS Tracker & Health Monitoring for Dogs - Market Leading Pet GPS Location Tracker, Wellness & Escape Alerts, Waterproof, Works with Any Collar (Dark Blue)

Losing your dog is a nightmare. Losing your dog in an unfamiliar location is even worse. This GPS Tracker will let you track your dog real-time. You can even mark “safe zones,” like the yard, and you’ll be alerted if your dog leaves.

It requires a subscription, which starts at $4.99 per month.

$34.99 Buy on Amazon

Pop Culture Airtag Dog Collar Holder

Pup Culture AirTag Dog Collar Holder, Extra-Durable, Lightweight, and Protective AirTag Case for Dog Collar - Track Your Pet Using Apple AirTag Technology - Dog Collar AirTag Holder -For Dogs and Cats

An option for tracking your dog that does not require a subscription is an Airtag. This Airtag dog collar holder will protect the Airtag and keep it secured to your dog.

You’ll need to purchase the Airtags separately.

Apple’s official position on using Airtags to track dogs is that it discourages it. It will only work if your dog comes in close proximity to an Apple device in the Find My network. So it will be more useful in a city than it will be in the wilderness.

$9.98 Buy on Amazon

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