7 Pet-travel essentials to keep your fur baby’s tail wagging

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  • Published on March 15, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Gift Guides

From feeding on the go to calming their (and your) anxiety, traveling goodies for the animal in your life.

Traveling with our domesticated loved ones is rarely a walk in the park. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a total drag from start to finish. We curated this list of pet-friendly products to help your furry friend stay calm and comfortable during those tough travel days.

1. Prima Pet Collapsible Bowls

  • Sticking to your pet’s feeding schedule can be difficult while traveling, especially with unexpected delays. Easily feed and water your animal with these space-saving collapsible silicone bowls. Each comes with a carabiner and matching leash.
Photo courtesy of Prima Pets.

2. Airline Approved Pet Carrier

  • One of the biggest stressors is figuring out which carrier will be both airline approved and comfortable for your pet to spend long periods of time in. Amazon has you covered with this carrier. It is collapsible yet sturdy, so you can easily store it away when not in use. A soft liner and mesh panels mean your fur baby will be cozy and have adequate ventilation, as well as the ability to keep an eye on you to combat any travel anxieties. Bonus: zipper pockets to store treats in.
Photo courtesy of Sherpa Pet.

3. Lick You Silly Treats

  • Speaking of treats, as far as your dog is concerned, it doesn’t get any better than these freeze-dried treats. The company is not only Black-owned, but the treats are all-natural, but gluten, grain, and wheat free for those pups with food allergies and sensitivities. Each 8-ounce package contains over 200 treats made with a single ingredient in accordance with each respective protein. There’s a cost-saving incentive too: If you sign up for recurring orders, receive 5 percent off each time.
Photo courtesy of Lick You Silly.

4. Calming Supplements

  • To combat pet travel anxiety, try these non-drowsy Zylkene supplements specifically formulated to help your animal relax in the stressful environments that traveling creates. These are great in a multitude of situations, including storms, firework-heavy holidays and vet visits.
Photo courtesy of Vetoquinol Usa.

5. Pardo Naturals Lotion Bar

  • Does nervous licking have your pet’s paws and nose raw? Pardo Naturals is here to help. Cocoa and shea butters plus natural oils moisturize while beeswax seals it all in. No liquid means no mess, which is especially important when on the move (TSA won’t give you any guff about liquid ounces). It boasts 100 percent natural ingredients and comes in a recyclable paper tube.
Photo courtesy of Pardo Naturals.

6. Quotation Mark Rain Jacket

  • Pet coats tend to be bulky and aren’t always waterproof. Fresh Pawz’ rain jacket is made to fold compactly without extra padding for warmth. It won’t offer your dog much in the winter snow, but it will keep them dry in the rain come spring, summer or autumn. Plus, it’s just undeniably cute—transparent yet slightly opaque, with “RAINCOAT” printed on the side, lest you somehow forget.
Photo courtesy of Fresh Pawz.

7. Pet Odor Eliminator Candle

  • If you’re worried about your pet leaving any scents behind in your hotel or Air BnB, this candle is the solution. It’s formulated with soy wax and vanilla to eliminate unpleasant odors, in addition to offering up aromatherapy benefits for you and your pet. Perfect for pets adjusting to new or frequently-changing environments, it has a calming effect to ward off your dog or cat’s anxiety as well as your Sunday Scaries.
Photo courtesy of Gerrard Larriett.