TAKING your pet on holiday with you can make your family vacation more fun – but you need to plan your trip carefully to make it as stress-free as possible.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to make your journey more comfortable for you and your furry friend.
First, consider whether you’re travelling by car, train, plane or foot.
For example, if you’re travelling by car make sure you invest into a blanket or seat cover to protect your vehicle from muddy paws.
If you’re flying, make sure you have an approved pet carrier to take your animal in the cabin with you. Your airline should be able to advise you.
A long trip can make your pooch thirsty, so don’t forget to pack a bottle to offer your furry friend water at least every couple of hours
We’ve rounded up some of the best pet travel accessories around for pet lovers travelling with their tail-waggers.
- Flexi Giant Neon Lead, £38, Pets at Home – buy here
Going camping? You can relax by the campfire without losing sight of your pup with this Neon lead.
The highly visible 8m tape means your dog will have even more freedom to move around during your walks but he’ll also be highly visible in the dark.
The lead is suitable for dogs up to 50 kg.
A dog back pack can help your pooch build muscle, which leads to a healthier and longer life.
Plus, if you’re on a hike together, your dog can lighten your load by taking some of its own items (snacks, water bottle) in its own backpack.
We like this model as it’s made from a super-tough fabric with a breathable mesh on the inside which is comfortable for your dog.
It’s also completely waterproof and contains a metal D-ring that enables you to easily attach it to a lead if you need to.
Animal Instinct Dog Travel Water Bottle 250ml, £2.49, Fetch – buy here
Just like humans, pets need to stay hydrated throughout day especially if you’re travelling for an extended period or if you’re going on a long walk.
This travel bottle is easy to fold away when it’s not in use and it’s also convenient to carry.
The tray makes drinking hassle free for your pooch and and can store up to 250ml of water.
Car Boot and Bumper Cover
Happy Pet PetGear Car Boot & Bumper Cover, £21.21, Fetch – buy here
Protect your car from your furry friend with this fully washable cover.
Ideal for long road trips, it will protect the boot area from dog hair and dirty paws.
Easy to fit in most car boots, it’s currently selling for a discounted £21 down from £46 – a 54 per cent discount.
Trixie Friends on Tour de Luxe Bicycle Basket, £29.99 (Was £49.99), Zooplus – buy here
If you’re going on a cycling trip you can make sure your pet doesn’t miss out with this bicycle basket.
It’s a great way to transport your furry friend, and it can be used either as a bike basket or as a carrier with a shoulder strap once you’ve arrived to your destination.
The basket also has side pockets with a zip to store your essentials.
Bear in mind that the load capacity is 7kg, so if it’s for small pooches only.
Trixie Telescopic Dog Ramp Petwalk, £89.99 (Was £129.90), Zooplus – buy here
Older and anxious dogs can find it hard to jump into the car boot.
Instead of carrying them invest into a petwalk which will make life easier for you and for your pet.
It is also a great support for the joints of young pups of large breeds in their sensitive growth period.
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More of us are taking our dogs away on holiday so kennel fees do not bite into our budgets.
They can cost an average of £17.35 a day — more than £120 if you go away for a week.
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