|by Valerie Rains||Packing, Travel Gear, Pet-Friendly||0|
Bringing your pet along for the holidays or your next vacation? These six products will make your life easier.
Habitrail's portable Ovo Home packs a food dish, water bottle, exercise wheel, and hideout inside a 10" x 22" x 11" space-age pod. Only the very top is vented, so you won't be vacuuming wood chips out of the floorboard. $40, petco.com.
With the Yummybowl, you'll never spill cat chow in your weekend bag again. Stacked, it carries food and water in a tiered, airtight canteen; unpacked, it's a three-piece serving set. $30, sleepypod.com.
It bounces! It wobbles! It floats! And if your pup gnaws at it long enough, Starmark's Pickle Pocket dog toy will cough up a treat. Great at rest stops to coax your pooch to burn off all that excess backseat energy. $20, triplecrowndogs.com.
Better than a lost-dog poster, PetHub tags carry QR codes for your pet's name, address, and medical needs. If your pooch goes astray, it also sends you GPS data from the finder's phone. From $13, pethub.com.
Kurgo's K9 Courier Bag is like an RV for pets. Strap it on a car's seat back for long drives, sling it over your shoulder for quick excursions, and unfold it at night for an on-the-go pet bed, complete with a fold-out pallet and a semi-enclosed nook. $70, kurgostore.com.
It's awfully cute when your pet tries to bite a bug in midflight, but it's not very effective. InsectShield's new line of apparel repels mosquitos, ticks, chiggers, and flies, thanks to fibers infused with odorless permethrin, the same stuff in flea dips and lice shampoos. $10.50, doggles.com.