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Keeping Your Family Comfortable When You Travel

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist

Tyson enjoys spending time with Tyson enjoys spending time with "his" baby. 

The number one material item I wanted when we moved into our new home was a large bed so that I could stretch out and rest comfortably at home. The first thing we did when we moved into our new house was to get this set up so that I could take a long nap after moving all day. The hound mutt, Tyson, beat me to this task, and sprawled out while snoozing away. He now sleeps in the bed every. Single. Night. So much for wanting some space!

The crazy thing is that when you are away from home, you miss these irritating moments with your family. When the dog takes over your sleep space. The baby waking up in the middle of the night. You find yourself in a quiet hotel room wishing your goofy dog would come and cuddle. Traveling is a part of many jobs, mine included. So how can you make sure your family is comfortable while you’re on the go?

Give your pets a treat when you're not home! Give your pets a treat when you're not home!  We have the option to call and talk to family members when we are away from home, but it’s pretty difficult to do this with our pets. If you really want to see your pet while you are away, the SocialPet™ system is an easy and fun way to do so. You can give your friends and family access to the camera via our Facebook application, and they are also able to give treats with the treat dispenser. I really enjoy moving the camera around when my husband and baby are in the room and don’t know that I’m watching. As strange as that sounds, it’s pretty entertaining! Plus, I can see what the dogs are up to when everyone is out of the house.

One great thing about having pets is that at times they are easier to manage than a child. The baby has to have his bottles at scheduled times during the day, whereas the dogs have their food and water on our kitchen floor. Easy. Unless you’re filling up the water bowl and having to clean out the junk that has accumulated at the bottom.

PetSafe® makes a great variety of fountains that will filter your pet’s water, and they will look awesome in your home. When you’re traveling or out of the house for an extended period of time, the larger capacity fountains are a great solve!

There are even automatic feeders that you can time to open to dispenser your pet’s food. These are especially great with two working fur-baby and human baby parents who can never seem to communicate who fed what dog what amount at what time.

And finally, you can’t forget about pampering your pets a little bit! Give them some toys and treats from PetSafe when you know you are going to be traveling. It’s a nice way to show them a little love, and to take the edge off of the guilt a little bit when you have to be away!

Safe travels to all this weekend, and remember to stop by PetSafe.net if you want to purchase a few items for your pet’s Easter basket!

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The SocialPet system looks pretty cool - I’ll have to check that one out while I am traveling as well. Good to stay connected and dole out a few treats while daddy’s away!

Thanks for the info!

Great post! Been reading a lot about traveling with pets well. Thanks for the info here!

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