Creature Comforts

Pet necessities for the long haul

By: By Anne Burke

What’s a vacation without Fido or Fluffy? With more and more clients including four-legged family members in their vacation plans, we’ve rounded up some products to make the road a little smoother for furry friends away from home.

Keep them doggies rollin’

Through March 31, TravelAge West readers and clients can save 25 percent on Midnight Pass pet travel products, including the new PetPilot, a soft-sided rolling carrier. Suitable for animals that are 15 pounds or less and 13 inches high at the shoulders, this carrier doubles as a backpack and fits under the seat or in the overhead. $119.95 plus shipping and handling (regular price: $159.95). Online orders: Enter coupon code JetPet25. Phone orders: 877-844-4438.






Canine sleep system

This polyester fleece blanket from OllyDog is soft, warm and machine washable. Rolls up for easy transport. 40 inches by 28 inches. $30.

One cool cat

Four-legged travelers get stressed out on the road, too. Made with fragrance extracts that simulate pheromones, At Ease is an herbal calming spray from NaturVet that helps kitty mellow out for the long journey ahead. Separate formula for dogs. 8 ounces. About $5.99.







Are we there yet?

This stylish, soft-sided carrier from Sherpa’s Pet Trading Company is approved for in-cabin use by American, United, Continental, Delta, Northwest and many more airlines. Includes front and top entry, quilted nylon construction, zippered pockets and washable faux lambskin liner. Original Bag Deluxe (shown): Small, $55; medium, $65; large, $75.





Drink up

These stiff-sided, collapsible water bowls from OllyDog fold and snap shut when not in use. Vinyl-coated liners. Outer fabric comes in a variety of colorful designs. 1½-liter bowl, $16; 3-liter bowl, $20.