Holiday Pet Travel Gear

TSA regulations. Pit stops. Drool … and that’s just traveling with kids. But your pet needs the same special attention. Here are products to keep your pet safe and comfortable this holiday season.

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Pup-Head Portable Dog Potty

The “original portable indoor dog potty” resembles a patch of real grass, and attracts dogs with its patented scent. Plus, antimicrobials prevent odor. The potty is great for trips to high-rise hotels, on boats and in RVs, but the “grass” will need periodic replacement.

Mr. Herzher’s Smart Ramp

Lifting large or senior pets into and out of automobiles is hazardous for you both. Another Amazon top seller, this ramp’s “Shur-Foot” tread surface is safe and supports up to 300 pounds. Non-slip ends keep the ramp secure, and it extends to 70 inches.

Ark Naturals Happy Traveler Capsules

The pet-calming treatments market is vast, including the Thundershirt and pheromone sprays, so seek a vet’s advice for the safest option. These capsules (which also come as chews) are all-natural and promise to relieve anxiety and motion sickness in dogs and cats.

Fold’ N Go Bird Travel Cage

We didn’t forget Polly this holiday season. For your avian adventure, this cage is “ideal for short-term containment of medium to large-sized birds.” The cage’s components all store in a pan when folded, making for easy packing. See also: Paradise Perch and Go! Travel Cage, Drs. Foster and Smith.

Pet Ego Messenger Pooch Pouch

Look hip even with your furry friend on your hip. Designed by Emanuele Bianchi, professional cyclist and founder of PetEgo, which specializes in “luxury Italian goods for cats and dogs,” this stylish tote is comfortable, durable and weighs less than a pound. See also: Kyjen Outward Hound Pet Sling.

Snoozer Wheel Around Travel Pet Carrier

There is much to consider when flying your pet in-cabin -- safety, comfort and size restrictions, to name a few. But what about you? Pull this sturdy bag along like a suitcase for airport speed and dexterity, and a heads-up view for your pet. Plus, it converts into an under-seat carrier or backpack.

Nite Dawg Light Up Collar

Don’t lose your pup when walking in dark, unfamiliar places. This collar comes in 3 sizes and 2 colors, and provides a bright light in steady or glow mode -- just click the button. It also has a long-lasting battery and is weather-resistant. Most importantly, you can still attach your dog’s ID! See also: Rogz Reflective Breakaway Cat Collar with Bell.

Solvit Car Safety Harness

In cars, dogs must be secured. But collars and leashes are choking hazards, and pet crates may not fit. This strong, padded harness (an Amazon best seller) won’t dig into skin and promises easy use in any car.

Canine Genius Leo Toys

These colorful, connectable rubber toys will entertain a fussy kennel passenger for hours. Leo toys allow treats to slide around inside the rubber ball for snacks with stimulation. They are also dishwasher safe!

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