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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Thu, 11 Nov 2010|

-I'm Amy Scott. And today, I'm here with Sonal Dutt, executive lifestyle editor of Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine. And we're here to share some tips and show off some great new gear that will make travel with your pets a lot of fun and a lot easier. Right Sonal? -Absolutely. We find that during the holidays our readers are actually traveling with their pets because it tends to be a longer trip, not just a weekend. -Sure. -So, we have some great products here that are gonna make the trip and the destination a lot more comfortable for your pet. And one of my favorite items is this collapsible dog house from spoileddoghouses.com. and how cute is this? -That is adorable. -It's adorable. It's made of foam and Velcro and collapses down absolutely flat in about a second and you can toss it in your suitcase, into your carry-on. And whenever you get to your destination, just pop it back up. -That's so cute. It's lightweight. It's accessible for the pet. I could put my cat in there too. I think she'd love that. -Oh, absolutely. Dogs, cats, rabbits, they can all live in here for a little while. -How much is something like that? -It starts at $35. So, it's a really-- a bargain for our, you know. -It-- It truly is. -And you get it in 3 different sizes so you can tailor it to the size of your pet. -So that's the dog house away from home. Back here, we've got the travel case. Now, this is more along the lines of what you would take on an airplane, right? -That's correct. This is your kind of standard kennel, but this one is great because it's softer. It has a soft fleece lining on the inside so great for road trips, airlines, everything. -Wonderful. Alright, let's talk about food. When you go on the road with your pet, it's important to bring a little food. -That's correct. This is actually a great travel dog bowl. It's from planetdog.com and it comes in a variety of different colors and sizes, but it's great because it collapses down to-- this with the size of an envelope, -That is so cute too. -which is great. Yeah, it's great. You can pick your favorite color and it's waterproof. So, whenever your dog or cat is done chowing, just rinse it out and pop into your carry-on. -And they come in different sizes. -Different sizes. So, you know, you can pick the one that works best for you. -And this would be like a matching bag where you'd store actual food to carry, right? -Correct. And, you know, this is a very cute version, but if you want another version, this is the hard version of that. And we recommend bringing a little bit of dog or cat food with you because your pets are used to a certain type of diet, so you don't want tummy troubles. -No, not on the road. You do not. -No. This is a great option. And this one is actually great because it comes with its own-- -Oh, how clever. -bowl, so-- And these you can get at any sort of pet store. -That's great. Okay. Moving along now, why do I see a sport--