Pet Travel: A plush travel bed for dogs

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that approximately 92.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home between December 23, 2010 and January 2, 2011. 85.7 million of these travelers will be driving to their destination.

According to MSNBC, “leisure industry insiders predict that more people will be traveling with their dogs to winter destinations in 2010 than in previous years.”

With more and more people taking their furry children along as part of their travels, keeping them safe and comfortable is a priority. Cats and little dogs have a great advantage – there are many cushy carriers and car seats on the market to meet their needs. But what about a comfortable ride for big dogs?


buddy beds


Buddy Beds has the answer. The company offers Memory Foam Folding Travel Beds, designed to fit the back of most cars and SUVs. These ultra plush beds come in two sizes, medium ($199) and large ($249). Both contain 4 pounds of memory foam, a supporting foam layer, waterproof/breathable liner, washable taupe microfiber cover and carry handle.

Because they are portable, the Buddy Bed can be taken from the car and used as your dog’s bed in a hotel or wherever your travels take you.

Buddy Beds offers a variety of coveted beds for the home. The company received Animal Wellness Magazine’s Seal of Approval for their Orthopedic Memory Foam beds. The magazine only awards a Seal of Approval to products they deem to meet their standards of quality and effectiveness after rigorous in-house testing. The President/CEO of Animal Wellness even has a Buddy Bed in his office for his Labrador Retriever.

For more information or to order the Buddy Bed, visit



Jodi Ziskin, our Traveling with Pets Editor, is a Holistic Wellness Consultant for Animal Companions, specializing in nutrition and proactive health. She is a Certified Pet Nutrition Consultant who also holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition. Through her company Holistic Jodi, LLC, Jodi makes house calls throughout South Florida, helping cats, dogs, birds and rabbits be as healthy and happy as possible.

She and her husband Zach live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with their cat, Obi (age 5).

Please feel free to contact Jodi at holisticjodi[at] or visit