Vacation Pet Gear: The Must-Have Product List

June 2, 2010 | By Robin Wallace | Category: Travel | 22 comments
Tags: products, dogs, cats, lifestyle & trends, summer, travel

The “dog days” of summer have arrived, luring pet and owners outside with sunny days and long, cool evenings.

From backyard barbeques to vacation travels, pets relish summer fun. So make sure you have all the gadgets to keep your pet bounding through any exciting outdoor adventure.

From water toys to traveling totes, here is our checklist of products to help owners enjoy the summer while keeping their pets safe and happy:

More than just a life vest: Many dogs love water, but to ensure they stay safe, Kurgo now offers the Surf n’ Turf Coat. This flotation device is a two-in-one life vest that includes an interchangeable flotation layer and liner to keep pups warm when the sun goes down. www.kurgo.com

Sun blocker: Certain dog breeds are particularly susceptible to getting sunburn and developing sun-related skin cancers. Made with aloe vera and titanium dioxide, Vet’s Best natural Sun Relief Spray protects and soothes dogs’ skin from the harsh rays of the sun. It also helps relieve discomfort and itching after overexposure to the sun. www.vetsbest.com

Better than the Ice Cream Man: Pet owners keep cool in the summer with ice cream and popsicles — and now dogs can also enjoy a frozen snack. Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats Smoothies for dogs are all natural, low calorie frozen treats that are dairy and gluten-free. They are available in two flavors, Original Fruit Delight with a “Hint of Mint” and new Peanut Butter. www.mrbarksmiths.com

Like a sun shower: When the weather is warm, cool down and clean up your pet during bath time. The Doggiewasher! is a grooming tool that makes dog washing easy and enjoyable for pets. The tool attaches to any garden hose and has four powerful water streams to massage and penetrate through dogs’ fur to the skin to remove dirt and excess hair. www.doggiewasher.com

No more water-logged toys: Summer activities often revolve around water, so both owner and dogs will love the floating Hurley dog toy. Made from extremely pliable, one-of-a-kind Zogoflex material, this versatile chew toy gives dogs hours of fun in the waves and on the shore, and is designed to stand up to even the roughest dog. www.westpawdesign.com

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Flower39
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Flower39
3 years ago

THis stuff is so cute. the life vest is really cool idea.

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Franandlee08
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Franandlee08
3 years ago

Haha now I have to get the doggie diaper bag as well as the rubber shoes. Thanks for helping me spend more of my hubbys money :)

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