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Every time we hit the road with Koru Bear, whether we are going to run errands or just going to the park or on a long road trip, we want to make sure we have a good time and are always prepared and packed with these dog travel car essentials. Autotrader is our go-to resource for advice on making sure that our car is pup-approved!
Dog Travel Car Essentials for a Safe and Happy Trip
A dog car seat cover is a must-have car essential especially if you have a big dog that sheds a lot. It also helps to keep your car seats clean from dirt and muddy paws. We opt for a hammock style car seat cover.
To ensure Koru Bear’s safety, we use a travel harness. It is important to keep him secure and to reduce the potential for driving distractions. Also, a safety restraint can help keep him safe if an accident occurs.
Travel Dog Mat + Towels (Blanket)
For extra comfort, we always bring a multi-purpose travel mat and towels, which are especially handy when KORU BEAR’s paws get wet and muddy.
To ensure that we always have KORU BEAR’s travel car essentials, we pack all of his dog care items in a travel bag. It’s easy to carry, especially if we use a different vehicle on our trip.
Dog First Aid Kit
We are always prepared as you never know when something unfortunate can happen. Having the basic supplies in KORU BEAR’s first aid kit has come in handy on our previous travels. We also include his veterinarian information in the kit.
Be a responsible dog owner, bring poop bags and scoop that poop!
Treats / Food
Treating Koru Bear with his favorite treats during car rides helps him settle down. For longer trips, we always pack his food and make sure to stay on his regular diet to avoid an upset stomach or allergies.
Water / Portable Bowls
We make sure to keep a water bottle handy for Koru Bear. For long car rides, we offer water at least every couple of hours to prevent dehydration.
Dog Wipes / Paw Sanitizers
Pet-friendly wipes/spray are must-have on Koru Bear’s car rides and dog travel. It is important to keep him smelling good and fresh. Keeping his paws clean alleviates any licking or allergy reactions.
Extra Harness / Leash / Collar + ID Tag
It’s handy that Koru Bear’s harness is versatile; it’s an everyday harness and a car safety restraint. However, you never know when his harness, leash, or collar might break or get lost, so having an extra in the event of an emergency is essential.
Bringing one of Koru Bear’s favorite stuffed toys to cuddle during the car ride helps him settle down. A stuffie toy also provides him comfort especially if he is anxious about our final destination. We always pack a fetch toy to use on our stops where we engage in fetch play with Koru Bear to help him regain his energy.
These dog travel car essentials are pup-approved by Koru Bear. How about our vehicles? For short travels, Koru Bear enjoys and is comfortable riding in a sedan. For long travels, Koru Bear enjoys the extra space of an SUV.
If you are looking for a new furry best friend, you can also search for local adoptable pups in your area and help get homeless dogs out of the shelter at Dogtrader.com. This is the real mission of National Dog Day!
When traveling with your dog to celebrate National Dog Day, be safe, have fun, and don’t forget these dog travel essentials.