Dogs and Cars

If you live near open fields and the countryside or have lots of private ground for your to run around in you won't need to to give your dog opportunity to get plenty of excerise out in the open air. Of course if you are in walking distance of a dog friendly park you can simply pop on a lead and go, but for many dog owners living in a centre or city, a daily car journey is a necessity.

It is important that your dog is safe and comfortable during any length of car journey. This is a list of car accessories for dogs

Dog Safety

Dog car crates or cages specially adapted for not only makes your car journey safer for you but also for your dog, it also helps the dog feel more secure. Imagine how frightening it might be to your dog looking out the windows of a moving car!

If there is no room for a cage or if your dog travels in different cars consider buying a dog harness with adaptor. This is a great accessory!

Word of advice: In case you are thinking these aren't necessary, imagine you are involved in a car accident. If unsecured, your frightened dog could easily jump out of a car and run right onto a busy road.

Dog Comfort

A isn't designed to be comfortable so if your dog has to travel in the boot dog beds are much nicer to lie down on.

If you are planning a long journey in the colder months a dog blanket would be a good idea too. (remember to also keep a blanket for yourself in case of break downs!)

Food and Water

Your dog will get hungry and thirsty during a long car journey and will certainly need to quench his or her thirst after a long run. It is essental to keep water handy and for the bowl, consider disposable or re- travel bowls that fold up neatly instead of the standard bowls that are bulky and take up more space.

Handy hint: The car engine might need water too! Re-use any empty plastic milk or and keep a supply of water in your boot for your dog and car engine. Especially vital during the hot months. You can re-fill at a fresh water river or stream if out in the countryside.

Shade from the sun

Drivers and human passengers have visors to protect them from the glare of the sun so don't forget your dog and fit a car window shade where appropriate.

Top Tip: The car window shades you use for babies and children are ideal for too!

Dog Ramps

A dog car ramp can be a godsend! Smaller can easily be lifted into bigger cars but what if you have an older heavier dog that can't jump up or have been on a particularly muddy trip out? You can choose from a number of dog car ramps that will fold away neatly when not in use.

Pet First Aid

As exciting as running in the countryside can be for your dog, there can also hazards including barbed wire, broken glass and sharp sticks. When you are out in the middle of nowhere and your dog gets a nasty cut the aid you are able to provide can be vital in its recovery. Pet first aid kits usually come with bandages, gauzes and sterile wipes and are small enough for your glove compartment. has many more great products for dogs. Give it a

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