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Holidays in IrelandTravel Tips

Top 10 Accessories For Travelling With Pets

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Safety harnesses, travel beds, feeding bottles, life vests, seat protectors, first aid kits and lots more – I’ve hand picked 10 accessories for travelling with pets.  

One of the benefits of holidaying at home is that you can bring your four legged friend along with you. I was surprised to discover just how many accessories are available if you are planning on travelling with pets this summer.

With this in mind I have teamed up with Irish owned MicksGarage.com, who are Ireland’s number one online store for all your car and travel essentials. They have a wide selection of camping equipment, bike racks, roof racks as well as pet travel accessories – many of which are available to order with next day delivery. There are so many pet accessories to choose from, but I have highlighted ten of my favourites below.

 
1. Seat protectors and covers

car accessories for travelling with dogs

Seat protectors are essential when travelling with pets. There are many varieties to choose form but most are heavy-duty, water repellent and tearproof. Boot covers are also available, as well as pet hammocks!

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2. Safety seat belt harnesses

safety harness for travelling with pets

Irish pet laws state you must restrain your dog while driving, so it is vital that you invest in a good safety belt harness. There is a wide selection to choose from depending on the size and weight of your dog.

The Trixie Car Safety Belt Harness is comfortable to wear and contains soft inner cushions on the chest area to alleviate any unnecessary discomfort or irritation to your dog when they pull on a leash, or if you need to brake suddenly. This also comes with a tape leash and be used when walking – and can be more comfortable for your dog than a leashed collar.

It is important to note that this Dog Car Safety Belt and Harness is designed to prevent the movement of your dog in your vehicle and provide an increased level of protection if an accident occurs. However, it does not guarantee safety during an accident. Please drive with care while transporting animals and help protect your pet while on the move.

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3. Pet life vests

life jackets for dogs

If you are planning on bringing your dog to the beach, or on a boat or paddle board this summer, a life vest is essential. Strong currents are common and your pet can get caught out easily. This pet vest is bright and comfortable and comes with a zipper and handle on the back, in the unfortunate event that you need pull your dog from the water. 

Read: Inflatable paddle boards – how to choose the right SUP board 

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4. Travel feeding and drinking kits

 
 accessories for travelling with pets

Your pet will love the selection of water bottles and feeding sets available. I like this Travel Food and Water set because it can be used for food storage and feeding – there are two separate bowls for feeding, one for water and one for food. This is a great space saver and ideal for road trips and hiking.
 
Priced at only €7.99, this is great value  – and the bowls are dishwasher proof too!

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5. First aid kit for travelling with pets

accessories for travelling with pets

Splinters and cuts can happen easily when travelling with pets, as animals are not used to the territory, and make find themselves in places they shouldn’t be! The Trixie First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs is a handy kit that comes in a portable pouch that can be attached to a belt or rucksack, and is ideal for hiking, or walking.

The kit includes a wound compress, bandage packs, adhesive tape, alcohol swabs, a disposable syringe, a tweezers for removing ticks, gloves, a muzzle loop, flea and lice comb, and a book with tips for administering the correct first aid to your pet.
 
This is a steal at just €9.99 – an essential in my view if travelling with pets.

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6. Car seats and travel beds

pet travel accessories

MicksGarage have a selection of car seats and travel beds to keep your pet comfortable when you travel. This handy 2 in 1 pet carrier and seat protector can be attached to the car seat using strong straps. It is easy to clean, and waterproof and is suitable for most cars. It is also great value too, priced at just €25.87.
 
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7. Herbal anti anxiety kits for travelling with pets

travel tablets for pets

Calm-Eze Anti Anxiety Travel Tablets are ideal for use with anxious or nervous dogs and cats. These tablets are a natural dietary supplement that were designed and created by veterinary practitioners. They help to calm nervous pets when travelling, and can also be used during thunderstorms, fireworks, or stress caused by separation anxiety.
 
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8. Pet carriers and crates

pet carriers for travel

MicksGarage has a selection of pet carriers and crates to suit dogs of all sizes. Choose crates that are designed to be used in the boot of the car, or heavy duty canvas carriers that are ideal for indoor, outdoor and travel use.
 
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10. Pet door anti-scratch protectors

car accessories for travelling with pets

This two pack of anti-scratch protectors is suitable for most cars and is fitted with multi-function pockets. Protect your door panels from scratches and dirt while on the move, and they can be easily washed with water and a brush.
 
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MicksGarage.com are Ireland’s number one online store for all your car and travel essentials. They have a wide selection of camping equipment, SUP boards, bike racks and roof racks, many of which are available to order with next day delivery. Rated 4.7 on Trustpilot, MicksGarage.com should be your first port of call for staycation essentials this summer.

This post on accessories for travelling with pets was sponsored by MicksGarage.com. I hope it helps you plan a trip away with your four legged friend soon. 

 

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10 Staycation Essentials That You Should Be Buying Now

staycation equipment

Paddle boards, pet accessories, bike racks and camping gear – get your staycation essentials early this year to make the most of your summer holidays.

The demand for outdoor experiences has never been greater. We’ve swapped overseas travel for staycations, and gyms and leisure centres for outdoor exercise. The result has been a massive demand for outdoor equipment, such as bicycles, SUP boards, kayaks and even camping equipment. Last summer it was virtually impossible to get your hands on a SUP board or a wetsuit – so my advice is get your staycation essentials early this year, so you won’t be disappointed when the fine summer weather rolls in. 

travel accessories and staycation essentials

I have teamed up with Irish owned MicksGarage.com, who are Ireland’s number one online store for all your car and travel essentials. They have a wide selection of SUP boards, camping equipment, bike racks and roof racks, many of which are available to order with next day delivery. It is important to note that many staycation essentials sold out early last year, it wasn’t only SUP boards and wetsuits that were like hens teeth, bike racks and portable barbecues were also highly sought after.

I have listed my top 10 staycation essentials below that you should be buying now to avoid disappointment.

 

1. Car organisers

staycation essentials - car organsiers

Car organisers are something we all need. I love the organisers that hang on your back seat – they now come with drink and tablet holders so kids can watch movies on the go!  Space savers for the boot are also a good idea, especially if you are travelling on a long journey.
 
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2. Roof Racks and roof boxes

how to choose a roof rack

If you are thinking of investing in paddle boards or camping gear, or are concerned about the lack of boot space for your staycation this year, then you should invest in a roof rack. There are many different types to choose from, with prices from as little as €69. MicksGarage’s easy to use roof rack tool will show you how to choose a roof rack in minutes. They have a wide selection of roof boxes to choose from too.

 

 
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2. Paddle Boards

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP as it is more widely known, is now one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. It is a relatively easy sport to master, and they can be used on sea, lakes or rivers. Inflatable paddle boards can be easily stored in the back pack that is provided with each purchase. This means you can go hiking off the beaten track, and find a secluded beach or lake to paddle in peace. There are paddle boards for couples, families, fishing, surfing and lots more specialist activities. 

 
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3. Pet travel accessories

travel accessories for dogs

One of the benefits of staycations over foreign holidays is that you can bring your pet along with you. In order to make your staycation as comfortable as possible for passengers and pets, you can purchase specialist pet travel accessories. There are seat belts and harnesses, travel dog beds, water bottles, seat covers, and even bicycle baskets available! There are so many more pet accessories to choose from, find your favourites here.
 
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4. Bike racks

bike racks - staycation essentials

Cycling has become more popular than ever, and Ireland has many gorgeous greenways that are just waiting to be explored. However, renting bikes for all the family is not cheap, and many kids or keen cyclists feel more comfortable using their own bikes. Bike racks are an efficient and economical way of transporting your bikes, both on holidays, or for days out at home. See the selection of bike racks here, with prices from €49.99.

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6. Camping equipment

Planning on trying camping this summer? From tents to tow bars, sleeping bags to seats, MicksGarage has all your camping needs covered. As well as two man and large family tents, they also have cool pop-up play tents for kids.

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7. Baby travel accessories

car accessories for kids are staycation essentials

In order to avoid the cries from the back seat, think about purchasing some children’s travel accessories before you set off. From travel potties to lap tables, seat belt alarms to sun shades, there are plenty of travel accessories for short or longer journeys available.
 
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8. Portable barbecues and stoves

portable barbecue for travelling

Whether you are camping and want a portable stove, or fancy bringing a portable barbecue to the beach – there is a wide selection available to suit all tastes and budgets.

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6. Powerbanks and Jumpstarters

a powerbank is a staycation essential

A jumpstarter is one of those things we all mean to buy, but often don’t. As well as jump starting a dead battery, they also double up as a powerbank and can recharge multiple devices on the go, such as phones and tablets. Many also feature an LED light for use at night or low light conditions – this can be particularly useful if camping in Ireland.

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10. Cooler boxes

cooler box for travel

Cooler boxes are not only staycation essentials, but they are something that every home should have. There is nothing better than reaching for a cool drink on a hot day, or after a long walk on a cool day. There are many different cooler boxes to choose from, including personal coolers for short excursions and extreme coolers for longer trips.
 
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MicksGarage.com are Ireland’s number one online store for all your car and travel essentials. They have a wide selection of SUP boards, camping equipment, bike racks and roof racks, many of which are available to order with next day delivery. Rated 4.7 on Trustpilot, MicksGarage.com should be your first port of call for staycation essentials this summer.
 
This post on staycation essentials was sponsored by MicksGarage.com. I hope it helps you plan a trip away soon. 

 

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