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As the weather gets warmer and our family heads outside more and more we start prepping and gathering up all of our gear to have on hand for all of our outdoor adventures. Our dog Kyzer goes wherever we go so I’m not sure why I’ve never thought to put together a gear bag for him as well. It has been more than once we’ve gotten to our location and realized the leash got left at home. It is time to savor these summer moments with Kyzer and get him some gear!

I was headed to PetSmart for Kyzer’s new favorite dog food Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend so it was the perfect time to gather up supplies for his gear bag as well.

petsmartpetsmart-purinaWe already love the Purina® Pro Plan® brand and the new Savor® Shredded Blends are made with real poultry, meat or fish as the number one ingredient. Kyzer can’t wait for mealtime since I’ve been purchasing this for him. The combination of crunchy kibble and soft shredded pieces are really different than his old food and with the carefully adjusted formulas I know he is getting exactly the nutrition he needs.

When we go out hiking and on our many adventures with Kyzer he is on the go non stop. He’s burning a ton of energy and it’s really important that he is getting complete and balanced nutrition. Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend provides this balanced nutrition and has optimal levels of protein and fat to help maintain his ideal body condition.

KyzerSpending as much time outdoors as we can is what makes our family tick. And having Kyzer by our side makes our outings even more fun and special. Here is some of the essentials we like to have on hand to make the most of our adventures!

Travel Essentials For Your Dog

Supplies:

  • Shoulder Bag/Purse/Backpack
  • Leash
  • Brush/Comb
  • Water & Food Bowls
  • Microfiber Towel
  • Toys
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Plastic Bags

Find a bag of some sort that will fit all of your supplies. It can be an old purse or backpack. A diaper bag perhaps? Something new or old it doesn’t really matter as long as it fits your supplies and works for you and your pup. I found this bag at a garage sale of all things and it was the perfect size and a nice dark color so it won’t get so dirty riding around in the back of my car.

A good leash can make or break an outing with your pup. We love the retractable leashes as you can choose the right length of leash depending on the location.

A good dog brush or comb. Obviously not the end of the world if you don’t have this, but Kyzer sheds a good amount and if we can brush him up in the mountains and leave the hair to blow around in the wild rather than our yard it is a good thing. Plus the birdies love it!

Water and food bowls are a must. Whatever fits in your travel bag is good, however these collapsible bowls are awesome. You always have a clean spot for fresh water and a snack. Just watch the squirrels….they eat them! True story!

A microfiber towel or any old towel works great. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been on an adventure only to get back to the car with a wet muddy dog and no towel. Microfiber works really good and dries quickly. Plus this one was cute!

Toys. Just for fun and added adventure or when you need to burn off some extra doggy energy. We love these Kong balls that squeak. I mean Kyzer loves them.

Water. I used an old water bottle we had lying around that holds a good amount of water. It’s so important to provide fresh water after any outing. And if your dog is a water snob like Kyzer they will wait until they get back to the car for a fresh drink.

Snacks. We get hungry out hiking so why wouldn’t your pup? In fact he is probably going twice as far as you have with all their snooping around. Keep a bag of dry kibble or some wet dog food handy.

purina-pro-plan-savor-snacksPlastic Bags. For the untimely doggy bathroom breaks. Enough said.

How fun is that!?! Kyzer’s very own doggy bag that will now be with us on all of our adventures. He looks pretty proud don’t you think?

Mealtime is a special time to bring the family together and to not only savor the food but the conversation and memories as well. This shouldn’t be any different for our animals as they are very much a part of the family. I encourage you to check out the new Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend dog and cat foods at PetSmart. Right now when you SPEND $15 on any Purina® Pro Plan® product, 5/31–7/5. SAVE $15 on your next purchase of 10.5-lbs. or larger Purina® Pro Plan® Dry Cat or Dog Food or Litter by 7/31.

How do you plan to savor the moments of summer with your pet? Check out PetSmart.com for more information on how the Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend food can help!

One comment

  1. Jenna Wood says:

    I think it’s a genius idea to have a ‘go bag’ in the car for the dog. We ALWAYS forget a harness or a leash because we are just so excited to get out and moving! #client

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