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10 Tips for Traveling With Pets

November 22, 2013

It’s no secret that traveling (by air or car) is a huge part of the holiday season. For those planning to bring a furry friend or two along, here are 10 quick tips to keep in mind: Veterinarians often get questions regarding tranquilizers when pets travel. Sometimes these can be warranted. However, if you help to prepare your pet for travel, most do very well…  

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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Dog

November 08, 2013

Preparing your home for a new dog is similar to getting ready for a new baby. It means a pre-arrival shopping trip to ensure that you have everything you will need and pet-proofing certain areas of your home. Here’s a Checklist: CRATES – By nature, all dogs have a den instinct and a crate simulates this basic instinct. Selecting the right sized crate is of…  

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

October 08, 2013

So, you’re thinking about adding a new dog or cat to your family? Do you find a breeder, visit a pet store, or visit your local animal shelter? As the adoptive “pet parent” of three rescue dogs, here’s my top five reasons to consider adopting from a shelter or rescue group: What you see is what you get: If you choose to adopt an adult…  

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Finding Pet-Friendly Vacation Accommodations

July 12, 2013

These days it’s easy to travel with pets, due in no small part to the growing number of suitable accommodations. In fact, the leisure industry is going out of its way to put out the welcome mat for pets. Whether you are staying at a hotel chain or a boutique hotel, the establishments concerned usually set aside a certain number of rooms for pets –…  

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