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Pet Health and Safety

They are so cute. Sticking their noses into everything and I mean everything, eating things it wouldn’t have occurred to us were remotely appetizing even for a dog or cat, chasing anything that moves especially squirrels or birds. They are endearing to watch and fun to play with but along with all that curiosity and energy comes concerns about their health and safety. Fido may get poison ivy and Fluffy better not ingest any part of a Lily but let's face it they are oblivious to these dangers.

Riding in cars and boats present other potential issues but we have the ability to mitigate those problems by taking the proper precautions using the appropriate gear designed for pet safety. Some things we can’t control but are just as dangerous like Mother Nature, for example, keeping them safe in a natural disaster type emergency is no small feat. If an event or accident does occur your pet’s natural instincts might take over and put them at more risk.

Then there’s the beach and swimming pools, more fun for them and worries for their owners. Not to worry all dogs can swim can’t they? After all, didn’t they invent the “dog paddle”? You might be surprised at the answer. Traveling with your pet can also raise questions about local veterinary care and medications especially whether to sedate them on an airplane trip. Is it the right thing to do? The answer is a definitive, maybe as our article on that topic below describes.

It sounds a lot like having children around and that’s not a coincidence since our pets are family members, best friends and more. Keeping them safe is a high priority for us and we need to be prepared to protect our furry friends. The information in these articles will help raise our awareness about scenarios that we may or may not have thought about yet especially if you are a new pet owner. Read on and travel safely.

 

Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays

'Tis the season for glitter, tinsel, toys, and delectable food. But did you know all of these things can be hazardous — even deadly — to your pet?

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Keep Your Dogs Safe & Secure on July 4th!

While fireworks offer a dazzling display for people, they can be quite unsettling to dogs. Many dogs are afraid of fireworks, and some even exhibit an extreme, phobic response. The following tips can help:

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Leaves of 3, Let it Be and Other Words of Wisdom

Tips for Enjoying the Great Outdoors with Your Canine Companion

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Lessons Learned from Mother Nature

Lessons Learned from Mother Nature

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Swimming Pool Safety

A dip in the pool can be a great way for our four-legged friends to beat the heat this summer! Since we can't outfit them with water wings, it's important to teach dogs safe pool manners in order to keep everyone happy and healthy all summer long.

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Sedation & Alternatives for Pet Travel

Sedating pets for plane travel or road trips is a somewhat daunting issue. The health, age, and temperament of a pet should be the three deciding factors regarding the ability of an animal to have a good road trip or a pleasant flight. Well before any significant traveling, an owner should consult the pet's veterinarian to determine the animal's ability to travel successfully.

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Flying with Pets

When traveling with your pet, the most important thing on your mind is your pet's comfort and safety. Doing a little homework and making a checklist in preparation for your airborne adventure will ensure a successful flight.

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Choosing the Right Carrier for Air Travel

All the travel arrangements have been made, but now you have to find the right carrier so your furry friend can travel with you. But with so many options out there, how do you know which carrier is the right one for your pet? Not to fear. By answering a few questions and doing a little research, you'll soon have a carrier that is the perfect fit for your four-legged travel companion.

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Preparing Your Dog For Flight

For countless pet owners, a holiday wouldn't quite be the same without their by their side. Some feel that nobody could take such good care of their pet as they could. For others, travel involves time spent in Nature and they wouldn't feel quite right in the Great Outdoors without inviting their pet to partake in the fun.

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How to Prepare Your Crate For the Flight

Here are some specific tips and techniques you can use to make sure you don't run into any problems when you're traveling with your pet.

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Sedation & Alternatives for Pet Travel

Sedating pets for plane travel or road trips is a somewhat daunting issue. The health, age, and temperament of a pet should be the three deciding factors regarding the ability of an animal to have a good road trip or a pleasant flight. Well before any significant traveling, an owner should consult the pet's veterinarian to determine the animal's ability to travel successfully.

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