KEEPING your pet happy on vacation can be expensive.
With costs rising in all areas of life, many owners are taking their dogs with them instead of paying £15 or £20 a day to put them in kennels.
But there are inexpensive ways to treat four-legged friends while traveling.
SUN SAVER: To keep them from overheating on the beach, they need a cool, shaded place to nap.
Get the Jackson Pet Company Pop-Up Shelter for half price at mountainwarehouse.com.
Now £12.99, down from £25.99. It folds flat, so it’s easy to store in the car.
GO AWAY : Upgrade sunny walks with a cooling pet harness, currently £2.50 at B&M, up from £5. It is available in blue or pink.
B&M also sells dog cooling vests for small dogs, now £2, down from £3
ICE TIME: For a summer treat, Aldi has Beechdean Doggy Ice Cream, £2.99 for a pack of four 110ml tubs, in Pea & Vanilla and Apple & Carrot flavours.
Or follow the recipes at pdsa.org.uk.
The pet charity suggests mashing the frozen banana and berries with water and freezing the mixture in ice cube trays.
ON THE ROAD: Keep pets hydrated in hot cars with petsathome.com’s Travel Water Bottle.
Attached tray helps prevent spills. It’s currently 25% off, down from £1.50 to £1.12.
EASY BREEZY: If you’re planning a long car trip, it might be worth investing in a fan that attaches to the side of its crate or cage to keep animals cool throughout the journey.
Simply2pets.com sells a fan for £18, but at The Range the Lazy Bones pet cage fan is £9.99.
LIE DOWN: A cooling mat for pets is the perfect travel accessory.
The Scruffs Self-Cooling Mat costs £22.29 on Amazon and is filled with non-toxic cooling gel which ensures it is around 5-10°C cooler than room temperature.
The Esoes Fruit Cooling Mat is a bit of fun for £10.99.
It looks like a slice of citrus fruit, which gives an appropriate holiday vibe.
- The prices on this page are correct at the time of going to press. Promotions and offers subject to availability.
The business of the day
Sit down and sip an Aperol Spritz. A 1 liter bottle of Aperol now costs £14, up from £20 with a Tesco Clubcard.
TO REGISTER: £6
UP your game on the barbecue table with a dash of Hellmann’s Garlic & Herb Sauce.
Was £2.25 now £1.50 at Co-op.
TO REGISTER: 75p
GET READY for a fish and chips dinner with Harry Ramsden’s new Meal Deal from Iceland.
The two-pack of giant salt and pickle cod is £5 and fries from Maris Piper’s chip shop are £2 for 1kg – but get both for £5 when bought together until July 5.
BE cool and protect your eyes from the sun with these M&S sunglasses for £15.
Or get the similar ASOS Design version for £8.
TO REGISTER: £7
Leah’s little helper
TREAT family at Morrisons. On weekdays from 3pm, a special meal with drink is £4.99 at the cafe.
Options include a cheeseburger and fries and chicken tikka masala.
Buy and save
BUY Solait SPF30 sunscreen for £8.49 from Superdrug and get the second bottle half price, £12.74 for two instead of £16.98.
This offer applies to most of the range.
TO REGISTER: £4.24
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