The 10 Best pet travel gear

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Whether you’re taking them on a long car journey or for a week in the country, make sure your cat or dog is kitted out

{1} Hi-Travel First Aid Kit

Maybe it’s the new surroundings, but getting injured on holiday is all too common and it’s no different for pets. Make sure you’re prepared to deal with any cuts or bruises they may pick up on their travels with this kit that includes everything you need to tackle minor mishaps.

£13.49, petsathome.com

{2} Pet Travel Water and Food Bowl

A simple solution that saves you having to carry around the bowls your pets use at home. Just like a lunchbox, this plastic case has two compartments and a lid to stop spillage. In total it has space for about eight cups of food or water and you can remove the central divider if you’re serving a slap-up feast.

£3.99, petplanet.co.uk

{3} Travel Pet Calmer

Going on a holiday, or even just a short drive, can be a stressful experience for your cat or dog. Just put a couple of drops of this purely herbal blend into your pets’ drinking water and it will chill them right out. Think Rescue Remedy for critters.

£6.99, petspyjamas.com

{4} Neosling H20 Water Bottle

What’s a holiday if it doesn’t include the odd tipple? This water bottle has a  specially designed screw-off lid which your thirsty dog can drink from. The funky design comes in a range of  colours and there is a matching sling which can be bought as an extra for comfortable carrying.

£14.99, petspyjamas.com

{5} Travel Dog Bed

Dogs always get the short straw when it comes to riding in the car. Make their journey in the boot of your vehicle more comfortable with this padded roll mat with a soft quilted top layer. You might be tempted to join them.

£29, overthetop.co.uk

{6} Imac Linus Cat Carrier

It might sound like the model of the latest Apple computer, but this is actually a good, basic carry case for your cat. With ample ventilation and strong plastic handles this should be as comfortable for you to carry as it is for your pet to travel in. Add their favourite blanket to make them feel at home. 

£18, wilkinsonplus.com

{7} Sleepypod

The pet equivalent of getting a first-class seat in a plane, the Sleepypod is a snug foam covered “living space” which is designed to help stop your pet getting stressed out while you travel, and provide it with a snug bed once you arrive.

£165, arelleblankets.com

{8} Hoxton Tartan Harris Tweed Pet Carrier

For the more fashion conscious, this classic-looking tartan pet carrier should hang nicely on your arm. Made with from genuine Harris Tweed, the padded case is perfect way to keep your teacup pup snug.

£180, lovemydog.co.uk

{9} Pet Gear Portable Dog Pen

Easy to set up, the best thing about  this portable pen is that it is light to carry, so it can accompany you on any kind of trip. It is tough, water resistant and also comes with a removable tray and a soft pad.

£82, monsterpetsupplies.co.uk

{10} Large dog car seat

Just strap a seat belt around the  front and attach the clip at the back  and your pets will be cruising along  in the utmost comfort. The padded  seat should keep your dog safe and secure, but this level of luxury comes at a price…

£239, petspyjamas.com

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