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Pet Travel Gift Guide

A Guide to Pet Presents
Here are this season's must-have
pet traveling essentials

by Jessica Howell

Wondering what to buy your cat for Christmas? Your hound for Hanukkah? No need to worry, we've gone ahead and found the best pet travel products on the market, sure to make this holiday's shopping a breeze. Whether your wrapping presents for a furry best-friend or your favorite pet-toting travelers, you're bound to bring a smile, bark or tail wag with one of these great finds.

Gourmet Doggie Cookies
Gourmet Doggie CookiesThese sweet treats are perfect for the holidays! Made by renowned dog bakers at Claudias Canine Cuisine from all-natural, human grade ingredients, these gourmet-baked peanut butter cookies dipped in multicolored yogurt frosting are topped with rainbow sprinkles that add the finishing touch. Twelve treats come packaged in festive gift-wrapping; just toss one in your bag and provide a mid-journey snack for pets on the go. Available at

"Talk To Me" Dog Tag
Talk To Me - Dog TagPerfect for an owner and pet who are always on the go, this ID tag hangs on a collar (best suited for medium and large dogs) and allows you to record 20 second messages. The messages, which can be played back with the press of a button, make traveling seriously simple. Use the tag to record your cell phone number, hotel name and pet's medical information. $15 . Available at

Lupine Collars
Lupine CollarsGuaranteed (even if chewed!) and far more snazzy than "red, black, or blue," Lupine makes collars, leads and harnesses for all sizes of dogs and cats. With exclusive access (in the pet industry) to the world's top webbing designer, this collection has something for every pet personality. From "Grr-ly Dog" to "Moose Mania", new patterns are added several times each year to keep Fido's wardrobe the most stylish on the block. For information and retailers, visit

The Ultimate Sherpa
The Ultimate SherpaA Sherpa bag is a must for the chic and sophisticated traveler. This one provides the utmost in luxury accomodation for your pet with a mesh sunroof, roll down shades for privacy and washable faux lambskin liner. Specially designed to fit comfortably beneath a cabin seat, this carry-on is available in three sizes and serves as a comfy home en-route. $90 and up. Available at

Bottle N' Bowl Bag
Bottle N' Bowl BagRefresh yourself during a long hike with this clever carrier system - designed to hydrate you and your pet. It keeps your 1 liter water bottle cool and includes a portable drinking bowl for your four-legged pal. Mesh storage makes it a handy tote for keys whether you're in the woods, on the beach or setting up camp. Available at

Caddis Snooze Sack
Caddis Snooze SackWhen a hard, cold floor just won't do, this comfy sleep sack comes to your pets rescue. Fully machine washable and dryable, it's easy to clean and even easier to roll up and store neatly. Available in two sizes with a warm berber fleece interior. For locations, visit