Tips for a Smooth-Sailing, Pet-Friendly Travel this Summer
Have Dog. Will Travel.
It’s that time of year again. Time to pack up the family (including the furry members) into the car and head into the great outdoors. Besides pumping your tourist dollars into local economies, another great way to support My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, is to buy American Made goods, like pet products from West Paw. Happy kids and pets make for an even happier road trip, so plan ahead!
Unlike kids, pets can’t tell you they’re hungry or need to stop at the restroom (or local fire hydrant). So, if you're considering taking your pet on your next road trip, these travel tips can help ensure that everyone’s journey will be safe and fun! And don’t forget to do your part and take care of Mother Earth when traveling. Recycle whenever possible! You’re recycled plastic bottles they may make there way into our next dog bed!
Keep ‘em Close and Safe
Be sure to pack a leash or two to keep them restrained and be sure to walk your dog every few hours. West Paw offers Strolls and Outings leashes to help keep dogs tethered to cafe chairs and traffic handles to keep ‘em close. And don’t forget the waste bags!
Keep ‘em Comfortable
West Paw’s lightweight Big Sky Nap® is a super easy-to-clean mat that travels easily between condos and cars. Fits in a standard crate. The Big Sky Blanket®(not pictured) is a great option too! Drape the blanket over your car seats to protect from dirt, drool, and dander. Both Nap and Blanket get softer wash after wash.
Entertainment & Exercise
Tuck some guaranteed Zogoflex® toys into your travel bag. West Paw’s Treat Toys entertain while helping to relive any travel anxiety. Pop some of West Paw’s treats inside Qwizl®, Rumbl, Tizzi®, Toppl® or Tux® for hours of fun. And when you all need to stretch your legs toss a Zisc dog frisbee or a Jive dog ball around to get them some much needed exercise.
Bison meat has become a popular protein for dogs, not only in the United States but worldwide. It is considered an excellent alternative to beef due to its high protein content, B vitamins like B2 and niacin, and minerals like selenium known to have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce oxidative stress.