How to Create the Essential Bag for Traveling With Dogs

In this episode of Simply, host Haley Cairo shares her tips for making the perfect travel doggy bag.

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Dogs need almost as much gear to hit the road as babies do—but you can make it so much easier by keeping a bag stocked with all the doggie essentials. (A diaper bag actually makes the perfect way to haul every treat and toy you need!)

Whether you're hitting the road for a hike or a quick day at the dog park—or for a full-on vacation—here's what organizing expert Haley Cairo recommends taking along with you to make your dog days so much easier.

Indi Diaper Backpack

Indi Diaper Backpack
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A diaper bag for dogs? With all its zippers and compartments, it's the perfect place to stash all the accessories your dogs need on the go, from wipes and poop bags to blankets when you're on the road.

Pack All Water-Resistant Zipper Pouch

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This zip pack helps keep your dog's toys organized—and keeps slobber and dirt from messing up your bag's interior.

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Washer

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Washer
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Muddy paws are inevitable, but pour a little water into this cup, dip your dog's toes inside, and let the soft silicone brushes lift away the dirt.

Collapsible Dog Bowl

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These sleek silicone bowls fold flat for easy storage, and have stay-put lids so you can use them to transport your dog's kibble.

Ruff Products BarkBowl

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This bigger collapsible bowl is the perfect size for drinking water.

Vapur Flexible Water Bottle

Vapur Flexible Water Bottle
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Save some space in your dog's bag with this collapsible refillable water bottle. (Pack one for yourself, too.)

Hystrada Cooling Towels

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Dogs don't sweat, so regulating temperatures on hot days can be a bit of a challenge. A cooling towel can help them chill after a hot day at the park (and can help with cleanup, too).

Wet Ones for Pets

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Keep doggy dirt and slobber from messing up your backseat with these wipes for quick touchups.

Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags

Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags
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An eco-friendly alternative to plastic sandwich baggies, these reusable silicone storage bags have measurements marked on them, so you can pre-measure out your dog's meals.

Earth Rated Compostable Dog Poop Bags

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Poop happens. But these compostable poop bags, made of biodegradable corn starch, are more Earth-friendly than reusing plastic shopping bags.

PackIt Freezable Reusable Snack Box

PackIt Freezable Reusable Snack Box
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If you're taking fresh food or treats like cheese—or you have a frozen Kong toys for your dog—this small freezable cooler bag is perfect for keeping it cool.

Related:The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Up After Your Pets

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