Pet Friendly Travel Blog: Pet Health and Safety

You bathe your dog, trim his nails, take him to the vet, carefully choose the right food and toys for him, and make sure he wears a doggie seatbelt when traveling. In fact, you do everything you can to keep your furkid safe and healthy. But if you’re like most pet parents, you may be overlooking...
It’s that time of year again – when our thoughts turn to routine lawn care. After all, the weeds are back out in full force, and trouble spots crop up every time we mow. We wander through the garden aisles, comparing endless shelves of products. We listen patiently to the friendly, charming young...
Maybe he scaled a fence that you were sure was high enough. Maybe she slipped out when your child held the door open a little too long. Maybe he yanked the leash out of your grasp in pursuit of a small animal. Maybe thunder sent her running off in a panic, faster than you could catch her. Losing...
It’s an annual tradition - celebrating the 4th of July and our country’s independence. We anticipate the joyous celebrations surrounding this day, such as cookouts, parades and of course, fireworks.  Unfortunately what we find festive and fun, our pets find scary and stressful. While we’re...
We know it’s time to scrub our pooches down when they roll in something questionable, or when their natural funk makes us less-than-eager to cuddle them. But how often should we bathe our furkids on a regular basis? An essential part of pet care Regular bathing doesn’t just improve your pet’s odor...
Our pets are much more than just animals – they’re friends, and even treasured family members. While it can be uncomfortable and difficult to think about end-of-life issues, it’s very important to make sure our faithful furry companions will be well cared for when we are no longer able to provide...
It’s springtime again! That special season when friendly, charming young men show up at people’s doors to disapprove of their lawns and then offer them weeding and pesticide services. When asked if their products are safe for pets they always say,  “Why, of course!” It can be tempting to sign on...
It is estimated that 85% of dogs over 5 years old suffer from periodontal disease.  That’s a huge number!  This disease can become very serious and threaten the overall health of your dog.   The good news is that it’s very preventable.  All you have to do is brush your dog’s teeth! Frequency of...
Winterize my house - check, winterize my car - check, winterize my pet - what?  With the full wrath of winter upon us - arctic winds, plummeting temps, snow and freezing rain (ugh), have you taken the time to be sure that your pet is winterized?  That is, prepared for the frigid temps and all that...
With the holiday season upon us, many pet parents are planning to gather friends and family for fun festive parties.  Keep in mind that although you might be ready to ‘Deck the Halls’, your four-legged friend may not be.  Jingle Bells, Figgy Pudding and Tannenbaum create the perfect recipe for...

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