Pet Travelling Gadgets

Find out which products will help your pet travel safely.

ByABC News via logo
July 22, 2009, 3:57 PM

July 22, 2009 — -- Unrestrained pets cause 30,000 accidents annually, according to AAA. Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker stopped by "GMA" to discuss the latest products in pet travel.

Find out how you can keep your pet safe and healthy while you're on the road.

According to a survey by Veterinary Forum magazine, 75 percent of people take their pets along for a car ride. Owners need to be prepared to care for their pals when they're in the car and out of it.

It uses the hooks by the door that many people use to hang dry cleaning. This allows your dog some freedom of movement and prevents your furry friend from bouncing out of the car when you open the door.

It also has an adjustable tether to attach to a dog's harness to keep him strapped in. It installs easily and is collapsible for storage. The Kurgo Copilot Seat Cover is used to keep pet hair from covering car seats. It's waterproof, stain resistant and tough enough to stand up to lots of pawing.

The Petmate Portable Pet Home pops up to create a dog house, which makes it easy to store when it's not in use.

It has a sheepskin pad for comfort and comes in all different sizes.

You can secure it in your car by slipping the seat belt through this loop. It has a shoulder strap and handles so that you can carry it.

It works as a kennel, too, with comfortable bedding that you can take out to wash.

To keep your pet from feeling car sick, feed him a light meal four to six hours before traveling. Try bringing ice cubes along because they can be easier on your pet's tummy than large amounts of water.

Stopping every 2-3 hours is a good idea too. The stops are not only for potty breaks, but also to let your pal stretch his legs and work off some excess energy.

The Silicone Travel Bowls by Bamboo Pets are designed to keep pets hydrated and fed while on the road. The feeding bowls conveniently collapse to less than half an inch, making them great space-savers and easy to pack.

The dog carriers all have adjustable shoulder straps to make toting your dog or cat manageable. For long or extended journeys, a washable faux lambskin liner keeps your pet snug and cozy. Each of these travel pet carriers is small enough to slide easily under an airline cabin seat.