The demand is clear for travel and hospitality too. Whether they travel with or without their furry friends, pet owners treat animals as part of the family and expect people to regard them the same.
The number of pet owners around the world increases significantly every year. Per the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million. When APPA made the first survey in 1988, only 56% of U.S. households owned a pet. Prognostics suggest that the numbers will continue to rise, bringing along demand for pet-specific industries and services.
The demand is clear for travel and hospitality too. Whether they travel with or without their furry friends, pet owners treat animals as part of the family and expect people to regard them the same. More and more hotels around the world embraced accommodating pets and treat them like real guests. As far as the demand for specific products for pet owners who travel and for their four-legged friends, this is on the rise too.
In the following, we compiled a collection of essentials for pet owners who travel. From quirky gadgets to foods, we have included a wide variety of items, to give you choice, but also to reflect the current industry trends.
Petcube Play, a home camera for pet owners, is a great device for those who leave their pets at home when they travel. It is a wide-angle camera with excellent features, including 1080p HD video, 4x digital zoom, night vision, optimized laser toy that helps you entertain your pet. You can control your camera from your smartphone, you can see, play, and talk to your pet any time, from anywhere. And TravelDailyNews readers can use the coupon code TDN10OFF for 10% off the retail price when they purchase Petcube Play or Petcube Camera directly from the manufacturer.
Occasionally, pets can get sick while traveling. Introducing NoMo Nausea Dog, a first of its kind, drug-free, natural, reusable, and recyclable band that helps prevent queasiness in furry companions. It is a latex free, elastic, one-size product that most medium to extra-large dogs.
Eddy Bowl™ is perfect for people traveling for pets.
Eddy Bowl™ is a sustainably sourced, recyclable, bowl for pets, free of harmful plastics, silicones and chemicals. It weights next to nothing, and can be folded to fit in a wallet or in your pocket. You can also use it for snacks, as it is sanitary. Plus, you do not have to throw it away after your pet drinks, as it is reusable.
Another interesting product is The Grrowler, a collar with an integrated water bowl. This also features a p cord leash for quick restraint and use in emergency situations.
For rainy days, use a Packable Rain Poncho to keep dogs dry. Made by RC Pets, it is hooded, made with waterproof taffeta shell, and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
The Sun Shield Tee for dogs can be customized to include sleeves.
Pets need protection when they travel in very warm climates too. For them, the Sun Shield Tee is a great choice. It has UPF50 rating and blocks 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Flint is made using the highest quality Japanese tape.
Flint is a pocket-sized lint roller. It is a unique product, the first of its kind, being retractable, reusable, refillable, and recyclable. It removes sweater pill, lint, and pet hair from clothing and other surfaces.
The Scented Pet Goat Milk Soap is a great grooming product for dogs. It is a lot easier to rinse off than most other pet shampoos. It is scented with essential oils that are designed to help repel irritating bugs – especially convenient when traveling in rural areas, forests, and so on.
Also, useful for grooming, the HandsOn Gloves feature the perfect combination of scrubbing nodules on fingers and palms to help you care for your pet. Lightweight and extremely durable, use them for a healthy skin and coat.
It’s always nice to clean up after our pets, but it’s hard to carry poop-scoopers around. The Fifth Paw hands-free dog poop holder allows you to enjoy your walk with your four-legged friend without managing the mess. No more juggling bags of doody!
If you are the happy parent of a small-sized dog, you will love the Miso Pup Interchangeable Pet Carrier. This is an Airline Approved Pet Carrier that allows a pup to always travel and be toted in their very own familiar bag, while allow their Pet Parent the freedom to change the look and style of their bag.
As small as a coin, TrackR can be attached to anything you don’t want to lose.
Finally, it’s always great to be able to track your pet’s location. You can use TrackR bravo, a coin-sized Bluetooth device that can be attached to keys and luggage, but also to pets to make sure they never get lost. You can pair the device with its free iPhone/Android app, which helps you locate lost or misplaced items in seconds.
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