Travelling with pets can be challenging, but that’s where we can help. Here at DogCulture, we pride ourselves on providing everything you need to travel safely with your dog. If you’re about to set off with your furry family member, here are a few of our favourite items to help you and your pet have the best pet-friendly holiday ever.
There are a large range of options available to owners wanting to restrain their dogs comfortably and safely during travel. A popular option is to use a car harness that secures your dog by either linking to the seat belt system or using a seat belt attachment. A properly restrained dog cannot move around inside the vehicle and will therefore reduce distraction to the driver.
In a crash or under heavy braking a properly restrained dog is also less likely to become airborne, decreasing the risk of serious injury to the dog, the driver and other passengers, or other vehicles.
Car Seat Covers
Travelling with dogs can be a lot of fun. But inevitably dogs also bring dirt, fur and slobber. It makes sense for pet owners to protect their cars by using pet car seat covers. Deciding on the right car seat cover for a particular family, dog and vehicle involves a bit of research first. There are a wide variety of car seat covers that offer a range of benefits for different needs, situations and budgets. This car seat cover buying guide should help with you with the style of cover you are looking for.
When it’s time to hit the road with your smaller dogs and cats, dog booster car seats allow them to see out the window, in comfort, while keeping them safely restrained.
Pet First Aid Kit
First aid for pets is just that, first aid. It is provision of emergency treatment and life support to a pet that is ill or injured before professional veterinary help is available. Accidents happen unexpectedly, but you can be prepared to provide care for your injured dog by having a pet first aid kit ready. Provision of first aid can be beneficial in a huge variety of situations, from minor scrapes and wounds through to heat stroke or road traffic accidents. There’s no worse feeling in the world than the one of total helplessness when something happens to your best friend and you don’t know how to help them. Every pet owner should have a pet first aid kit.
Microfibre Dog Towel
We Australians love our beach holidays, and many dogs love splashing around in the water too. However, nobody likes wet dog smell – particularly in your car. Before you get back in the car, dry your pooch with a microfibre towel or 2 in 1 Towel and Robe. These towels are super absorbent to help you get as much moisture off your pup as possible. They dry quickly, making them easy to pack without soaking the rest of your luggage.
Packing a few collapsible bowls allow you to feed your pup while on the go. These handy bowls lay flat when not in use so they take up minimal space in your luggage. Make sure that your pup stays hydrated at all times. The last thing you want while on holiday is an emergency trip to the vet because your dog is overheated.
When it comes to the food you feed your furry friend while on holiday, try to stick with the same food you feed them at home. If you cannot find your regular brand at your destination, look for one that offers similar ingredients for minimal impact on your pooch’s digestive system.
Doggy Bag Dispenser
Wherever you go on holiday, it is best to try to leave it cleaner than you found it. This includes picking up after your pup. Doggy bag dispensers are great because they don’t take up much space and can snap onto your dog’s lead for easy access.
These are just a few of the many pet travel items we have on offer at DogCulture. You’ll find products that not only keep your pets safe on their travels but also keep your car clean and free of dog hair, scratches & muddy paws.
Headed to the beach? You may want to check out our selection of essential beach items.