Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 10 Travel Essentials for Dogs

Traveling with a dog is not as simple as bringing your dog with you, of course there are some essentials that you must bring with you at all times when traveling with your furbaby, here's our Top 10 Travel Essentials for Dogs

Disclaimer, photos are procured all around the internet, in some cases, we don't have the things exactly like the photo presented, likewise the shop offers does not always have the exact items.

Poop bags are essential, because you can never tell when a poop accident may occur. It's in the top of our list because picking up after your dog has done its business,  is a sign of responsible pet ownership that every pet owner must practice, also so that dogs wont get banned in public places.

Where we got ours: Daiso (88php)
Other places where it is available: All Pet Stores (70-200php)

This is a big obvi to everyone, don't forget your furbaby's food. Also you might want to bring snacks for your dog's constant need for food. Since our human drives a pick up, the dog food is often sealed at the truck bed, that's why we always have treats that are easily accessible. 

Where we got ours: Grocery 
Other places where it is available: All Pet Stores and Groceries

This is an essential because of it's portability, we often find our dog thirsty, from hiking, from the hot temperature, from the long walks, and/or from a tiring activity, this way you need not to bring both a bowl and a water bottle for your dog.

Where we got ours: Daiso (88php)
Other places where it is available: Pet Island (65-75php) Happie Puppies (65-75php)

Even if your dog is well behaved, you'd never know when your dog gets the sudden urge to chase after a cat, or a bird, or other dogs or worse, children, so for the safety of everyone around you, bring a collar and leash with you.

We're one of those who uses harness rather than collars. We have Puppia for your small dogs and EzyDog for the big dogs, which are the two best brands of harnesses you can find. They're durable and comfortable. You can find EzyDog products at Pet Express, Puppia at Hobbes and Landes.

Where we got ours: Flexi Retractable Leash (Gift) Puppia (1,500php)
Other places where it is available: Pet Island (220-280php) Happie Puppies (50-700php)

Khaleesi wearing her Puppia Harness

What's great about a collapsible pet bowl is its ease of cleaning, you can just wipe it with tissue, or wipes after every meal, it's made of silicon, which makes it somehow durable.

Where we got ours: Pet Express (125php)
Other places where it is available: Happie Puppies (50php) 

This is an optional essential but we added it anyways since we always have one in our travel kit. You're probably thinking, why would I need this? It's simple actually, you need it specially when going to the beach. After a dip in the water or simply running around the sand, your dogs need to be washed thoroughly, as sea salt (which exists in the sand alone) can cause skin irritation when left for a very long time.

A little life hack, we repack our shampoo into travel size plastic bottles so we wouldn't have to bring our huge bottles of shampoo from home.

Where we got ours: S&R (shampoo) Expressions (small plastic bottles)
Other places where it is available: All Grocery and Pet Stores

Most restaurants, malls, and public airconditioned places does not allow dogs inside, specially without a diaper, which limits your choices of where to eat and where to shop. There are two kinds of diapers out there, disposable ones, and the washable ones. We highly recommend the washable ones as it fits better than the disposable ones, also it's eco friendly since you can just wash it off once used.

Also for the maintenance of your car's leather interiors you must have pet pads, not only for accidents but also an added protection for your leather interior to not get scratched up, a washable one exists however it can get quite expensive.
Where we got ours: Pettish Manila (150php)
Other places where it is available: Pet Island (180php) Happie Puppies (180php)

Pet Pads
Where we got ours: Daiso (88php)
Other places where it is available: All Pet Stores and SM Hypermarket

Tissues and wet wipes is a must for clean up purposes, dogs can get a bit messy at times, whether your dog is doing his or her business, or eating wet food, or throwing up cuz he or she is not car trained. It's good to have a stock of tissues or wet wipes with you when you travel

Pet blankets and towels are mainly for their comfort. Dogs can get stressed out, when in a foreign place, so bring their favorite blanket with them so they would feel safer. 

Where we got ours: Daiso (176php)
Other places where it is available: Lazada (Varied Prices)

It's not exactly an essential, that's why it's way down our list and is applicable only to small dogs. However having a pet carrier can help a lot, especially if you need both of your hands available. Strollers help in carrying a lot of stuff, most, if not all strollers have a compartment below and a hanging hook on the handle to help you carry a lot of stuff.

Where we got ours: M&T Pet Couture (500php)
Other places where it is available: Pet Island (420php-550php) Happie Puppies (450-2,000php)

Pet Bed
This is somehow essential especially if you're staying in a place where dogs are not allowed in bed, so your furry pal can have a place to rest and relax, they need it just as much as you do.

Lint Roller
This is for your shedding pets, not only for your own clothes but also for your car, hotel linens, etc.

Pet Life Vest
Specially if your travel involves the beach, yes your dog can swim, but dogs get cramps to and also how durable is your pet exactly when it comes to the harsh waves. This also include a ring where you can hook a leash on. Whenever we go to the beach we always have this inflatable boat for the dogs and tie their life vests there incase they want to jump on the waters with the humans. 

Pet Seat Belt
This is a must specially for big dogs who sits at the back seat, safety is at the outmost importance, we don't care if your human is the best driver in the world, accidents happen, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Also this would help contain your dog, as most dog's movements are unpredictable. 

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XOXO The Kardogshians

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