Best Car Accessories For Dog Owners
Dogs need accessories too!
The Clutch team gathered the top 10 best dog accessories to buy for your car.
1. PORTABLE DOG PAW WASHER
As spring unfolds the possibilities for adventure are virtually limitless with your vehicle and your best furry friends. It’s also the muddiest time of year as the ground thaws and spring showers wash away what is left of the snow. If you’re planning to have your dog lead the way on your excursions consider buying the Portable Dog Paw Washer Silicone Dog Feet Cleaner. This little gadget will quickly and easily clean your pets paws and potentially prevent your car interior from being completely muddied.
2. Portable Travel Dog Bowl
Whether it’s a short walk or an extended road trip, your dog is going to need water and food. Keep it simple by using a collapsable, foldable and expandable portable travel dog bowl. Clip it on to your bag for quick access. All you need to remember is to bring water and food.
3. Dog Travel Bag
Keep all of your dog’s necessities in one convenient place by storing them in a Dog Travel Bag. Be ahead of the pack and always have your dog’s necessities ready to go for any last minute adventure.
4. Harness and a Safety Seat Belt Attachment
Car manufacturers have been innovating new and better safety features to keep you and your passengers safe. By law, we are obliged to wear seat belts for our safety. If you want to protect your pets from becoming projectiles we would strongly recommend outfitting them with a harness and a safety seat belt attachment. The harness is more effective in reducing the force that is exerted on your pets neck or body in the event of a sudden stop or a collision. There are many options available. Here’s what we recommend:
5. Waterproof Dog Car Seat Cover
We love dogs, but as any dog owner knows, dogs can make a mess of anything. If you are planning on having your dog tag along with you for a ride, we recommend that you protect the interior of your vehicle with a dog car seat cover that is waterproof, durable, anti-scratch, and non-slip. This cover is designed not only to protect your car seats, but also make it comfortable for your pet.
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A seat cover is great, but doesn’t guarantee that your dog won’t still find some way to make a mess of your vehicle. If you want true peace of mind, speak to a Clutch concierge. On almost all Clutch vehicles, we offer the Clutch interior fabric, leather and vinyl protection that covers against not only stains, but rips, tears and burns. So seat cover or no seat cover, your car’s interior is covered.
6. Snoozy Lookout Dog Car Seat
Smaller pups don’t quite need as much space, but still enjoy looking out while you cruise down the road. For comfortable safe seating with a great view we recommend the Snoozy Lookout Dog Car Seat.
7. Pet Ramp
Adventures are always better with man’s best friend. Older or larger dogs can struggle with jumping up or jumping down out of a vehicle because of the impact it can have on the dogs joints. Any portable, lightweight Pet Ramp can help make on and off-boarding painless, so that no matter what, your furry best friend can join you on any road trip.
8. BACK SEAT SAFETY PARTITION
For super social dogs that don’t understand that driving time is not play time, we recommend the Car Dog Barrier Travel Back Seat Safety Partition Universal Gate Restraint Fence for Trunks. The trick with these types of partitions is making sure that you find one that fits your vehicle. This allows your dog to have plenty of space in the cargo area and prevents them from trying to interact with you while on the road.
9. GET READY NOW
You love your dog. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for anything. For any worst case scenario we recommend the Get Ready Now Survival Kit. This well-designed kit includes strategically packed essentials that put you in charge of any situation. In the kit you’ll find emergency supplies, utility tools, critical gear, food and water products & more.
10. Car Door guard
If you love to travel with your number one companion and need something that will keep your vehicle scratch free The Kurgo’s Car Door Guard is for you. These guards are easy-to-install, waterproof and will keep you and your pup happy while traveling. Kurgo’s Car Door Guards are adjustable to fit all vehicles and are very easy to clean.