American Pet Products Association Presents Holiday Pet Travel Tips

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While some owners (and pets) may find holiday traveling stressful, ensure easy, safe and comfortable traveling with furry family members with the following tips and products manufactured by APPA members.

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Nearly a quarter of dog owners bring pets on trips throughout the year according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2011 / 2012 National Pet Owners Survey, which includes holiday trips as well. While some owners (and pets) may find holiday traveling stressful, ensure easy, safe and comfortable traveling with furry family members with the following tips and products manufactured by APPA members.

Buckle Up
While road-tripping and traveling by car during the holidays, make sure pets are properly restrained to prevent driver distraction and to keep pets, passengers and other drivers on the road safe. With dogs taking approximately five car trips per year (according to APPA’s 2011 / 2012 National Pet Owners Survey), it is crucial to keep pooches properly secure and comfortable. Visit Kurgo for all your travel needs before hitting the road. http://www.Kurgo.com

Safety in the Sky
Traveling by air? Make sure dogs and cats are safe, secure and comfortable at all times. Before heading to the airport, make sure pet carriers are airline approved and convenient to travel with. Sleepy Pod carriers are airline approved and great for keeping pets comfortable in the cabin or under a seat. http://sleepypod.com/air

Bring Plenty of Food & Water
Whether traveling by air or car, bring along plenty of food and water for pets. Should travel plans unexpectedly get delayed, make sure extra food is packed for pets. Check out Planet Dog for convenient travel food and water bowls and storage bags, collapsible for traveling and storing as well. http://www.PlanetDog.com

Ensure Pets are Identifiable at all Times
It’s important to make sure pets are easily identifiable should they get lost while traveling. Between unfamiliar surroundings and crowds, ensuring pets have up-to-date emergency contact information on them at all times is key. Look into Dog IDs for an assortment of themed identification tags to personalize and engrave. http://www.DogIDs.com

Keep Pets Calm
Take the anxiety out of Fido’s traveling, and make sure he stays relaxed and calm. A healthy, natural solution for dogs, Vet’s Best Travel Calm supplements feature valerian root and ginger to help ease stress from tension, motion and loud noises. http://www.vetsbest.com/products/dog-supplements.php

Pack the Essentials
Remember to pack up Fido’s essential items including health records, medications, supplements, food, water and plenty of toys and treats. Keep items organized and within reach in case of an emergency, with multifunctional pet travel bags by Doggy Baggage. http://www.DoggyBaggage.com

For additional suggestions, information or products samples, contact Jamie Brant at Jamie(at)TheImpetusAgency(dot)com.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers, representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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Jamie Brant
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