According to the Travel Industry Association of America, more than 30 million Americans travel with their pets annually, taking them away for weekends as well as on both local and international vacations. And if you add the thousands of animals that take part in cat-and-dog shows around the country on a weekly basis, the number of pets on the go swells even bigger.
Pet travel is big business prompting both pet boutiques and online stores to have special travel sections that contain a plethora of fabulous items as manufacturers continue to sniff out and dig up new ideas that mimic human lifestyle trends and focus on comfort and safety for our fur kids. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you shop with a purpose, not because you simply like a color….
As with any trip, it’s a good idea to make a checklist beforehand. Whether you’re purchasing a carrier or a collar, focus on items that ensure your pet’s well being, comfort, and security. Always shop well in advance so that your fur kid has the opportunity to try out and become familiar with new gear and accessories before you’re ready to put them to their proper use. Finally, look for travel accessories that are easy to pack, carry, or install if necessary.