Random Pet Travel Tips from a Wandering Mind
According to the Pet Products Association, one in four families now travel with their dog(s). Cats are also getting some road time. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, 15% of traveling pets are cats.
Most of the pet travel blogs I write are very subject-specific; a place, a product, a theme, etc. But not this one. Perhaps it's the heat. Or maybe it's my restless, wandering mind. In any case, below are a variety of tips to help you and your pet enjoy your next travel adventure.
PAW (Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide) - luxurypaw.com
This is a one-stop source for luxury pet friendly hotels, resorts and private homes around the world.
According to the site: PAW provides the only curated collection of luxury, (3-star or higher rated) pet-friendly hotels available online! With the PAW website you no longer have to choose between the level of hotel amenity and traveling with your pet! You can easily find and reserve a gorgeous hotel that is pet-friendly with PAW's help! Our inventory of luxury, pet-friendly hotels grows every day, so check back often!
Silicone Travel Bowls by Bamboo Pet - bamboopet.com
Who says food and water bowls need to be made of plastic to be convenient? Bamboo Pets silicone bowls come in two sizes one cup for small and medium pets and three cup for large dogs. Made from silicone, these collapsible bowls are durable and non-porous. They are also PVC and BPA free and come in a variety of colors.
Easy Traveler by Spirit Essences - spiritessences.com
This remedy can be used in your pet's water, on their body and sprinkled around their carrier. It helps relieve motion sickness for cats and dogs and even horses. Spirit Essences is the only line of essences founded by a veterinarian (Dr. Jean Hofve, DVM). She partnered with Cat Behavior Consultant Jackson Galaxy, who is now the owner and president of the company. If you haven't seen his show on Animal Planet, My Cat From Hell, I encourage you to do so. He is a genius.
Happy travels - woof, meow.
Jodi Ziskin, our Traveling with Pets Editor, is a Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Specialist for Cats and Dogs. She is a Certified Pet Nutrition Consultant who also holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition. Her mission is to help cats and dogs live healthier and happier.
Through her company, Holistic Healthy Pets by Jodi Z, she educates pet parents in their home environment, via Skype/Facetime or by telephone on how to make the best holistic diet and lifestyle choices for their animal companions. Jodi and her husband Zach live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with their two cats, Obi and Emma. Please feel free to contact her at info[at]holistichealthypets.net or visit www.holistichealthypets.net.
Photo of Emma in her harness, courtesy and copyright Jodi Ziskin