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Moving with Your Furry Friend: A Comprehensive Guide of Pet Travel Essentials

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Moving to a new state can be an exhilarating journey, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges, especially if you’re bringing along your beloved furry pets. To ensure a smooth transition, pet owners should consider pet travel essentials such as dog travel supplies, dog training treats, and the right dog crate. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to make the moving process easier for both you and your four-legged friend.

Essential Dog Travel Supplies

When moving with your pet, it’s crucial to have the right dog travel supplies. These include a sturdy leash, a comfortable harness, portable water and food bowls, and a first-aid kit tailored for dogs. It’s also advisable to bring dog toys and beds and blankets that your pet is familiar with to help them adjust to the new environment1.

Cute labrador retriever in car. Adorable pet

The Importance of Dog Training Treats

Dog training treats are a must-have when moving to a new state. They can be used to reward good behavior during the journey, making the move less stressful for your dog. They’re also great tools for helping your dog learn new commands and routines in your new home2.

Choosing the Right Dog Crate

A dog crate is another important item for pet owners planning a move. The crate should be spacious enough for your dog to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. It should also be well-ventilated and secure. Crates not only provide a safe space for your dog during the move but also serve as a familiar place in your new home3.

At Hollywood Feed, we have crates that are the lowest price guaranteed, and come in a variety of sizes and colors! Dogs prefer a space of their own where they can feel safe and secure. A wire dog crate or dog kennel can act as a dog’s den. If your dog is already crated trained, it is a great way to make them feel safe and at home when traveling, especially in places like dog-friendly hotels or the new home you’re moving to.

Separation anxiety: two scruffy west highland white westie terrier dogs are in packed suitcase

Calming Supplements for Dogs

Traveling can induce stress or anxiety in dogs. One way to manage this is by using calming supplements. These supplements contain various ingredients such as L-Tryptophan, GABA, L-Arginine, Alpha-Casozepine, Melatonin, L-Theanine, Valerian, and Magnolia, which are known to help soothe dogs and reduce anxiety1.

Some popular options we carry at Hollywood Feed are Heavenly Hounds Relaxation Squares, Progility Calming Singles, and Under the Weather Calming Chews. These calming supplements can help your dog relax, making the move less stressful. However, it’s essential to consult with your vet before introducing any new supplement into your dog’s diet.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog sleeping on the rear seat of a car. he has is head on the bed of a Boston Terrier dog who is also asleep. They are both attached with harnesses to the car seat.

Car Safety Accessories for Dogs

Ensuring your dog’s safety during the move is paramount. One of the best ways to keep your pup safe in the vehicle is by using car safety accessories like seatbelt tethers. Kurgo offers a range of seatbelt tethers that are easy to use and provide excellent safety measures5.

Other useful car accessories include car seats and harnesses for dogs. These not only keep your dog secure during the journey but also offer comfort, allowing your dog to relax and enjoy the ride.

Making Use of Hollywood Feed’s Same Day Delivery

One of the challenges pet owners face when moving is ensuring they have all the necessary supplies on hand. Luckily, Hollywood Feed offers Same Day Delivery for all your pet needs. Whether you’re looking for dog travel supplies, dog training treats, or the perfect dog crate, Hollywood Feed has you covered. Simply place your order and have it delivered to your doorstep the same day4.

corgi in a silver Hollywood Feed Same Day Delivery car

Moving with your furry friends doesn’t have to be stressful. With the right preparation and pet travel essentials, you can ensure a smooth transition for both you and your pet. Remember, patience is key during this time of change. With love and understanding, your pet will soon feel right at home in your new state.


  1. Pet Travel Essentials: What to Pack for Your Dog

  2. The Role of Treats in Dog Training

  3. Choosing a Dog Crate

  4. Hollywood Feed Same Day Delivery

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