Video:5 Essential Travel Supplies for Dogswith Phillip Katz
Make travel easier on your dog by having the right supplies. Watch this About.com video for the 5 essential items you and your dog will need when taking a trip together.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Essential Travel Supplies for Dogs
Hi, my name is Philip Katz with Nature’s Pet Market, here in Portland, Oregon and I’m here today with About.com to talk about the 5 Essential Supplies You Need while Traveling with your Dog.
Supplies for Water
The one thing I would say you need the most is water. I really like this one, ‘cause it has this really cool little bowl here. So, you fill it up with water, you stand it up and the water doesn’t come out. But if you lay it flat, the water just stays right here and they can drink it any time they want, right in the car.
So, this is a good one.
Chew Toys for Dog Travel
You can do chew toys for your dog to keep them entertained if they’re not that jazzed about looking out the window. Bully sticks are really good, all natural, and they can chew on these for a long time or even some pig ears, those are good too.
Dog Crates or Seat Belt Loops for Safe Travel
Now one of the most important things while traveling with your dog is either a crate or a seat belt loop. You really don’t want them running around the car, maybe getting under the pedals, on the dash, who knows, it could be a little bit unsafe.
So, you can either get a crate or get a harness that comes with a seat belt loop.
This part you can leave in your if you like and it will clip onto the harness and you put your seat belt right through this loop and they are nice and secure and safe.
Waste Disposal Bags
Now depending on how long your trip is, you will probably have to stop and take your dog outside. So, make sure you have some waste pick up bags.
Natural Calming Supplements for Dogs
Most dogs do love to be in the car, but there are some dogs that do not like the car and they get very nervous and anxious, so you can try some herbal calming aids.
Basically it’s what makes you sleepy during Thanksgiving, the tryptophan, the valerian root, chamomile. It keeps them nice and calm and ready for their travel.
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