Survey Says: More Owners Than Ever are Traveling with their Dogs

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According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, 37 percent of dog owners (up from 32 percent last survey) are bringing their pals along for the ride.

Just a decade ago, only 19 percent of owners were bringing their furry pals along with them on road trips. Now that number has more than doubled as 37 percent of owners take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel. Whether it’s exploring the outdoors or visiting friends and family, the pet industry has made it easier and more convenient to include pets in their travels. Here are some great new pet products, manufactured by APPA members designed to enhance the pet travel experience.

Freeze-Dried Beef and Chicken Patties
Stewart® Raw Naturals™ Freeze Dried Nutrition uses fresh, human grade ingredients sourced in the USA, and prepared with single or limited source protein, wholesome fruits, garden fresh vegetables with added vitamins and minerals. The moisture is removed to create a convenient, easy to feed, shelf stable diet that doesn’t require a freezer! It’s Frozen To Go!
$18.99-$26.99
http://www.stewartpet.com

Snack-DuO
Introducing the first pet hydration bottle on the market with two side-by-side chambers: one side has a watertight cap top and holds water, while the other chamber is designed to hold treats, dog cookies or kibble. The snack chamber has a wide, snap-top lid that makes it very easy to load and dispense snacks or treats. The Snack –DuO by Dexas also comes with a collapsible bowl conveniently attached by carabineer.
$19.99
http://www.store.dexas.com

3Sixty Fun Pet Tie-out
Hitting the road this summer with a pooch in tow? Keep dogs from wandering in unfamiliar territories with 3Sixty Fun rotating, tangle‐free, pet tie‐out. Intended for dogs weighing up to 55 pounds, simply twist the attached handles to secure into the ground and clip the eye‐hook to their collar. The smooth‐glide cord mechanism eliminates harsh tugging as the pet moves about, while the neon cord can be easily spotted for underfoot safety.
$39.95
http://www.poochie-pets.net

PupSaver Fun Fish Life Jacket
Featuring safety orange high-visibility colors, reflective accents, adjustable side release buckles & dual grab handles, the PupSaver™ Fun Fish Life Jacket by Outward Hound is designed to keep pups safe in the water—and lookin' cute to boot! Perfect for pool parties, trips to the beach or on the boat, the adjustable straps ensure the perfect pup fit while the dual grab handles make it easy to pull dogs out of the water in an emergency.
$29.99
http://www.outwardhound.com

Wander Bed
The Kurgo Wander Bed, complete with plenty of travel friendly features, is perfect in the car or RV and makes a great outdoor dog bed for camping or the back deck at the lake house. It has a non-slip, waterproof Rufftex™ bottom that keeps it from slipping around in the car and perfect for laying on dewy grass while camping. This unique bed also has a plush fleece top for comfort and rolls up like a sleeping bag in seconds and is easy to tote with its built-in handle.
$55-$70.00
http://www.kurgo.com

For more information, images or interview opportunities, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022 or Jamie(at)theimpetusagency(at)com.

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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 more than 1,100 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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