Best Travel Essentials

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

If this is the year you’re hitting the road with your pets, you’d better be prepared before you skip town for the road less traveled. Be sure you pack these travel essentials in your suitcase to ensure your vacation stays paw-sitive.

1. Pet Essentials Dog Water Bottle

Travels can be challenging, no matter the distance. And if you have your four-legged friend by your side, you need to be thinking about their well-being and comfort, too! Of course, fresh water is essential on any journey, so you can’t go packing without this portable travel water bottle that will make sure you always have a handy source of water for your pet close at hand. This unique design combines a bottle and a water bowl into one nifty concept – with the help of a button, you can pour as much water as is needed into the bowl and offer it to your dog for some on-the-road refreshment. Pet Essentials Dog Water Bottle features a leak-proof design, and is quite durable, being made from food-grade ABS. It comes in two sizes – 12oz and 19oz and is BPA-free and environmentally friendly. Great for travels, this design fits everywhere, and can keep the water fresh if stored in a cool and shaded spot. A practical accessory that every dog owner needs to have – especially when traveling.

2. GAMMA2 Vittles Vault Travel-Tainer

If there is one item that your dog doesn’t want you to forget while packing for your next travel adventure, it’s their dinner. Especially if you have an overly food-driven pup! Before you start packing for your next trip, check out the Vittles Vault Gamma TRAVEL-tainer. This small and convenient travel container is more than just portable food storage. A full travel solution, the top and bottom can be removed to use as convenient food and water dishes while on the go.

The TRAVEL-tainer is made from heavy-duty BPA-free HPE plastic. The food storage container can hold 6 cups of food, while the dishes are each have a 3-cup capacity. A carry handle makes it easy to grab and go, wherever life may take you. A tight-fitting lid helps to keep your dog’s kibble fresh and dry. This is a great option for hiking, camping, road trips, beach trips, office visits, doggie daycare, and more.

3. Quick Bath Wipes

Accidents happen, so keep a couple packages of Quick Bath Wipes in your car and in your luggage.

4. Green Pet Shop’s Cooling Pad

It’s getting hot in here, so let your dog cool off on the Green Pet Shop’s Cooling Pad.

5. Kurgo Wander Dog Hammock

Don’t bring any dirt back with you – Kurgo’s Wander Dog Hammock protects your car seats from dirt and mud.

6. Solvit HoundAbout Pet Bicycle Trailer

Don’t leave your dog behind if you’re going on a bike tour. Hitch up the Solvit HoundAbout Pet Bicycle Trailer – it turns your wheels into a bicycle built for two.

7. Heininger PortablePet Waterboy Travel Dog Bowl

The PortablePet Waterboy Travel Dog Bowl water container holds up to three quarts of water in its reservoir, can placed flat for easy pet access on the go, and won’t spill from car motion.

8. Snoozer Roll Around Travel Dog Carrier Backpack 4-In-1

When your dog prefers to be carried, and you prefer to keep the load light, pick up the Snoozer Roll Around Travel Dog Carrier Backpack 4-In-1.

9. Kurgo Rover Booster Seat

Because small dogs don’t want to miss out on the scenery, install a Kurgo Rover Booster Seat – it turns the passenger side into the best seat in the house.

10. Outward Hound Denver Backpack

Make sure your dog pulls his weight during your next trek by having him wear the Outward Hound Denver Urban Pack.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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