Fur Babies Travel Too!
Searching Amazon to help your pet(s) travel in style (& comfort)
It’s kind of ironic how things work out sometimes. For a little while now I’ve contemplated switching up the types of blogs I post–I have endless notebook pages chock full of scribbled (and occasionally detailed) ideas to attest to this.
So one day last week, there I was, contemplating my next post, eyes glued to my computer screen as they often are, when my little munchkin kitty decided she wanted attention. As any cat owner (or any pet owner, really) knows, cats have only one type of attention-seeking move. While dogs may bark, or put their head in your lap, or bring you a chew toy, a cat…well a cat just doesn’t care what you are doing or where you are doing it.
So yeah, she knocked the laptop off the table. Oooh, I was mad. So mad. But at the same time, like, how can you not respect that kind of bold determination? Don’t we all wish we could be that blend of arrogance & prissiness sometimes?
So I laughed at her. Petted her. Gave her a treat.
We may have the size advantage, and opposable thumbs, but our pets are the ones in charge, lets face it. They have us by a leash.
But if there is one thing that can test the limits of patience for pet owners–and even the pets themselves–it is travel. Whether its as simple as a 10 minute car ride or a quick weekend getaway by train, to the sophisticated planning of international air travel or a cruise ship, traveling with your beloved furry companions is simply a nerve-wracking experience.
I have two little kitties that can’t stand not having the attention of me or Dario. My brother has two little rescue dogs that are spoiled rotten. My mom has a Shih Tzu that she loves more than me and my brother combined. I know the struggle.
It’s simple: Traveling with pets is stressful. So, with the assistance of the online juggernaut that is Amazon, I’ve compiled a list of items that can help your beloved fur-baby survive the anxiety & fear that comes with traveling…and do so looking pretty darn chic & stylish too, I might add.
Oh, and that irony I referenced in this blog’s opening? It just so happens that this first “Searching Amazon” blog coincides with Amazon’s October Prime Days! How ironic, huh? In the spirit of Prime Days, all recommendations are “Prime”-eligible, and I’ve made sure to only include the best & most reliable brands in pet-care.
Please Note: As an Amazon Influencer, I earn from qualified purchases.
Before You Even Close the Door…
You can see all of the items listed here in one place, in a customized list, on my personal Amazon Storefront
Preemptively address some of your pet’s anxiety before your journey even begins. There’s a growing industry of “calming chews”–for dogs especially. Not unlike being in a retail store’s vitamin & supplement aisle, you need to read the label & ingredients carefully, however. Calming chews work great for many animals, and it’s a case where its better to pay a couple bucks more to know what your getting. The ThunderWunder brand is a favorite of my brother, and Healthy Solutions has never let me down.
The Thunder line of anxiety-relief clothing is the OG. If you’re looking for something with a bit more style, or maybe looking for a brand specializing in felines as opposed to canines, the market has expanded in both size and scope.
They really do have essential oils for everything nowadays, don’t they?!?
A couple other interesting items for anxiety. Full List Here.
Alright…Time to Secure the Package
Sure, if its a short car hop to a vet appointment, maybe you can get away with little Charlie sitting on a pillow or Peaches plopped in a tote bin. But that won’t work on Delta Airlines. Trust me.
You can go with the basics…
But come on now, you don’t need me to talk up a plain boring black cage, do you?
These carriers, however, are next level awesome….
(Full list/recs available in my Amazon storefront)
Even though, as I said, our pets have us on leashes, once in a while we must turn the tables on ’em. But not all leashes are equal; some are like bungee cords–if you have a ‘puller’ when you take your pal for walks, you’ll love this design. Of course, some leashes have flashlights + secret compartments of baggies & stuff.
I didn’t really have a section to put the middle item in…but I really wanted to include it because (ssshhh) I think this is my brother’s christmas present (or his dogs’ present). I mean that’s, like, the ultimate doggie lunchbox.
Personally, I’m a big proponent of the harness versus just attaching a leash to a collar. Too many bad things can happen, and a lot of small dogs have issues with collapsing trachs.
Another little bonus idea in the middle–Its a pretty freaking awesome way for people who can’t lug huge crates, or fight with a leash, to more easily transport their pet.
Technology, I tell ya, its something else.
(Yes, that was sarcasm. But even so, I mean, someone had to come up with the idea to attach a plastic shopping bag to a dog and make it work!)
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Keep ’em busy
There’s a new trend that combines anxiety relief with toys & stuffed animals. There’s a lot of studies that show animals often attach themselves to a certain squeak toy, or a certain teddy bear, as their own “emotional support animal” albeit an inanimate one.
These are a few highly popular–and recommended–options.
Sometimes it’s as easy as food & water
Seriously, any excuse I can find to look at photos of cute puppies and kittens in little outfits…yeah, I’ll take it. I’m not even a little bit ashamed.
Cold-hearted sonofagun and you don’t care about your pet’s outfits? I have a happy solution…
Introducing: Style & Comfort for Both of You
DID I MENTION CUTE ANIMALS IN OUTFITS?!?
Ladies and gentlemen…I give you: Halloween
Not as important as cute kittens in Harry Potter costumes, but these wipes are pretty good when traveling with your furry babies.
Yes I did sneak a photo of a puppy in a Pope costume in between the wipes.
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