10 Clever Products That Make Driving With Your Pet a Breeze
Keep your furbaby comfortable and your car in good shape with these paw-some accessories from Chewy.
Back in the day, driving somewhere with my dog was an adventure in and of itself. If he wasn't roaming around on the floors or rolling the windows down (his specialty and a major distraction), then he was jumping from the front seat to the back, too restless to stay in one place.
Fast forward a few years, though, and he’s now a total pro at riding in the car — and it’s all thanks to a few clever, pet-friendly accessories that you can get at Chewy. In addition to food, treats and toys, they have all kinds of gear for cats and dogs that will keep your baby safe and comfortable while you run errands or road-trip to Grandma's. Here are just 10 of the many products we love.
Nothing will protect your backseat from fur, scratches and muddy paws like this quilted car seat cover. Made of heavy-duty, water-resistant Oxford polyester, the gray cover is durable to withstand even the largest breeds and fits right around your headrests to create a "hammock" that prevents your pet from roaming. It also comes with two handy storage pockets for their harness and waste bag holder, so you can easily leash them when you reach your destination.
Some pets need their crate to feel safe and secure in the car. But instead of breaking down and re-setting up their heavy, metal kennel, try putting them in this soft-sided solution that's made specifically for vehicles. A sturdy steel frame and canvas cover offer the shelter they need, while three mesh doors provide ventilation. It even folds up for easy storage once you're done using it.
For cats and small dogs who need a little more structure, we've found the perfect hardside carrier. Not only is this colorful kennel from Frisco lightweight and compact (read: guaranteed to fit in your backseat or cargo area), but it also has a top-loading door for easily slipping your furbaby in before you hit the road. And if they have an accident along the way? The floor features a built-in moat that will help keep their paws nice and dry.
Booster seats aren't just for babies! Instead of keeping your little buddy on your lap, buckle them into this adorable, quilted carrier. A large strap for the headrest and two loops for the seatbelt allow for easy installation and maximum stability. It's safer than the alternative and gives them a great view while you're on-the-go.
Want to make your furbaby extra comfortable on the road? Snag this car-friendly cushion from Frisco. A tufted, polyfiber top provides a thick layer for sitting or snoozing, while a non-skid bottom ensures that it can work for crates and cargo holds. Once you reach your destination, the mocha-colored mat even doubles as a dog bed.
If your favorite feline gets severe anxiety from being in the car, just outfit them with this calming collar. Though it looks like any ordinary accessory, this device actually releases the same pheromone that mother cats use to soothe their kittens. In turn, the scent and its hints of lavendar chamomile will put you both at ease on your journey.
Waste no time when you have somewhere to be by packing your pet's food and toys in this spacious travel tote. The large-but-lightweight bag includes a placemat, two collapsible bowls and two extra containers for treats and other supplies. Everything fits neatly inside, and somehow there's still room for a water bottle or brush, too.
Feeding multiple pets on-the-go is just as easy thanks to this all-in-one system. The central container holds up to six cups of food and has two pods on each side so your furbabies can eat at the same time. When they're all done, just screw the caps back on for an airtight seal.
And finally, refresh your car before or after a long ride by keeping one (or two!) of these small-but-mighty Moso Purifying Bags in your console or glove compartment. Inside the sack, non-toxic, fragrance-free materials help absorb foul odors and dehumidify the tight quarters.