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Road trip Remedies for Your Pup

Put your four-legged friend in your four wheels
with these pet protection products

According to the Travel Industry of America, 14 percent of all U.S. adults - or approximately 29 million Americans – travel with their four-legged friends. And who is the most common pet to occupy back-seat space on a road trip? None other than the family dog. And to keep man’s best friend safe, you’ll stop at nothing. So, when we heard that 8 out of every 10 travelers who brought Fido along were riding in an automobile, truck or recreational vehicle, we figured that we better scout out the best safety options available.

Take a look below for some examples of the latest products to protect your pooch on the road.

A fully enclosed car seat for your pet will keep them safe and sound. This one, The Pet Cruiser Auto Cruiser by Midnight Pass offers a pop-up compartment for elevation, giving your dog a better window view. Packing the essentials is easier than ever too – just fold down the pet holding mesh and you’ll have a handy briefcase style carrier that’s completely totable.

For larger dogs, convenience is key. We like Kurgo’s Backseat Barrier, which keeps your pup and you safe by securing him in the back seat. No more wet nose scares while driving! Less confining and fantastically simple to use, backseat barriers separate a pet from jumping into the front seat with sturdy, durable nylon that looks nice too. One like this can be set up and/or removed in a matter of minutes, but isn’t such an eyesore that you need to worry!

For the livliest animals, and those who have a tendency to distract drivers, the Quick Control Harness and Leash + Built-In Seatbelt offers a simple solution. Just belt in the pet with the help of your vehicle’s seat belt system and this harness/leash combo and you’ll all feel more at ease. It comes in various sizes and is available in XL for the big dogs too.