10 Clever Pet Products for Frequent Travelers
Let your fur kid travel with you, or keep an eye on Fido and Fluffy while you're away. All you need is some great pet gear.
Maybe your cat loves road trips. Maybe she'd rather sink her claws into the car seat and meow. Whether you travel with your pet or leave her at home, the right gear makes everything easier. Check out our picks for terrific pet products for people who love their animals as much as they love to travel.
Why put a GoPro on your dog? So you don't have to look for dog videos on YouTube, of course. It's fun to see the world through your pet's eyes, especially when you're on an adventure together. This harness has two mounting locations and a tether to secure your camera. It's water-friendly, adjustable and padded for canine comfort.
BUY IT: Amazon, $118.99
If every dog has his day — and his GoPro camera — then cats should have theirs, too. Use the Petcube, which includes a night vision feature, and your smartphone to stream videos, talk and listen to your kitty. You can even play a remote game of laser tag!
Keeping an eye on your pup while you're traveling couldn't be easier. The Furbo Dog Camera live streams videos over Wi-Fi and a sensor alerts your smartphone if Fido barks. The two-way chat lets you tell him to relax because it's just the mailman at the door. Preload it with more than 100 treats and the device will toss them for you.
BUY IT: Amazon, $199 (Originally $249)
Most pups can doggie-paddle, but if you're at the beach or on a boat, it's wise to make sure your best fur pal is safe around the water. Put him in an Outward Hound Life Jacket for dogs, available in various high-visibility colors and sizes. A front float keeps his head above water, and two handles let you grab him if he needs help.
You know how to whistle, don't you? With this monitor on your pet's collar, you won't have to pucker up. It uses GPS and cellular technology to find him anywhere in the U.S., whether he strays from your side or slips out of the monitor's preset boundaries.
BUY IT: Amazon, $99.95
Put your back into lugging your pet around, or save your back. The choice is yours with a pet backpack/carrier on wheels. This handy pet mover lets you roll through a busy airport or converts into a backpack, pet car seat or pet bed and comes in different sizes.
BUY IT: Amazon, $129.95 and up
A survey conducted by Rover, a dog sitting/dog walking company, found that 17 percent of young dog owners make up playlists to keep their pets happy when they're not at home. Pet Tunes uses a Bluetooth speaker with pre-loaded music to soothe your savage beasts. Plus, it's portable, so if your dog travels with you, you can turn it on when you leave her in your hotel room.
BUY IT: Petco, $59.99
Before you hit the icy slopes or frozen trails, protect your dog's paws with warm booties. These snow mushers are lined with fleece and have recycled, flexible rubber soles with treads for traction. Choose from orange, blue or purple in the size that fits your pet.
BUY IT: Amazon, $37.39 and up
Vet care isn't always available when emergencies happen away from home. This first-aid kit comes with iodine prep pads, sting relief pads, an instant cold pack and more. A first-aid guide is included to help you tend your pet until you can reach a doctor.