Tips for How to Travel With Your Dog

Bringing your beloved pet along on a trip can be a very pleasant experience if you follow a few simple guidelines. Whether it’s just for a short holiday trip or for a cross-country relocation, you … [Read more...]

6 Things to Consider Before Moving Overseas With Your Pet Dog

More and more families are picking up sticks and moving overseas for a better way of life with more opportunities for work and education and when an important part of that family happens to have four … [Read more...]

Pet Boarding and Traveling Tips for the Holidays

Here is another guest post from Dr. Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, of VCA Animal Hospitals. Visit to find more information or to locate the nearest VCA Animal Hospital. Dr. … [Read more...]

Taking Dogs to the Beach

Most dogs love to accompany their owners to the beach. There are even surfing competitions for dogs! If your dog isn't fond of surfing, he'll still enjoy running along the sand or splashing in the … [Read more...]

Tips for Flying with Pets

Flying with pets is often difficult and confusing. Not all airlines permit pets. Those that do have varying requirements as to which pets can fly and where they will travel. Costs also vary between … [Read more...]

Packing for a Road Trip with Dogs

Traveling by car with dogs can be fun, but it's also exhausting. I find packing for trips with my dog more frustrating than any other part of traveling with him. I always seem to forget something … [Read more...]

Why Do Cats Have Accidents When Their Owners Leave Town?

Cat owners often complain that their cats are "jealous" or "get revenge" by urinating and defecating inappropriately after being left alone during an owner's vacation. This myth is so pervasive that … [Read more...]

Camping with Your Dog

This summer, many dogs and their pet parents will be heading to beaches, mountains, and everything in between for a relaxing camping trip. What could be better than roughing it in the wilderness with … [Read more...]

New Airline Means Friendlier Skies for Pets

Remember when we discussed how difficult flying with rats safely can be? I've also mentioned the potential hazards of shipping dogs and cats by plane. In fact, I personally will not ever fly with my … [Read more...]

The 2009 Toyota VENZA Offers More Than A Dozen Pet-Friendly Creature Comforts

Here is a recent press release, by Toyota, about their latest "pet-friendly" vehicle .. the "Venza". If Toyota needs TESTERS for some of these products well, Maxxie and Sophie has whispered to me that … [Read more...]

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part Two)

In my first blog about flying with rats, we discussed choosing an airline and making a reservation. However, once your ticket is booked, there's still much more to be done before embarking on your … [Read more...]

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part One)

Yes, it's possible to fly with rats, but it takes a little more planning and finesse than traveling with rats by car, and it's not feasible at all times. Some airlines won't carry rats. During … [Read more...]

Traveling with Rats: By Car

Responsible, reputable rat breeders don't exist in every area. Plus, families sometimes must move long distances with pets, or take lengthy vacations while bringing rats along. Traveling with rats is … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit

As a pet owner, you never know when an emergency may arise. No matter how caring and conscientious you are as a pet owner, there’s always a chance that your pet will get sick or injured. You, as a … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Pet for a Road Trip

With more and more hotels becoming pet-friendly, an increasing number of pet owners are deciding to take their cat, dog, ferret or other pet along for the ride on that road trip or vacation. It … [Read more...]

Car Safety for Pets

Your pet's safety should always be among your top priorities when traveling with pets.  Most people wouldn't leave a chocolate bar next to a dog, or leave a pet in a hot car, but many drivers do … [Read more...]

Petsitter or Boarding Kennel? Part One.

When vacationing without pets, one must often choose between a petsitter or sending pets to a boarding kennel. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I hate to leave my dog for even a … [Read more...]

Stop Cats from Scratching

You know the stereotype: Cat owners can't have nice furniture, because cats will always scratch the couch, unless they're declawed. If you have one or more cats, you might already have furniture … [Read more...]

10 Important Tips To Travel With Your Dog

By John Vanderbeck Most dogs love to go on an adventure, and traveling with their owners makes it even more fun for everyone! It is in their nature to explore new places and meet new people. However, … [Read more...]

Tips for Moving Your Pet

A sense of home can be felt in the soft, cotton of a blanket and even in the cozy embrace of a teddy bear. So even though you might have to move to a new home, there can still be a sense of the old, … [Read more...]

Pet Travel and Summer Threats To Our Pets

There are two things our pet dogs Maxxie and Sophie love to do with us .. (okay, maybe there are a few more things than this list :D) (1) car rides (2) go to the cottage! It's nice driving in the … [Read more...]

My New Doggie Trailer

Happy Canada Day Everybody! I'm out at the beach now .. and wanted to show you all my *New!* Doggie Trailer! I was sooooooooo proud of myself last summer, when I bought a used baby trailer and … [Read more...]

Traveling With Your Dog – 5 Tips To Ensure A Great Trip

By Amy P Preparing for a trip can be a very stressful time. Especially when you have decided to take the family dog along. Here are just some of the things to consider before taking that road trip - … [Read more...]

Road Trip With Pets – Five Tips For A Stress Free Ride

By Beth Williams Millions of Americans are expected to hit the roads this summer, headed for vacation destinations around the country, and many of those travelers will be accompanied by their beloved … [Read more...]

Pet Vacations

By Audrey Frederick If you are thinking of popping your dog in the car and heading out on a vacation journey, stop for a moment, and back up. Taking a vacation with your dog is do-able, however, it … [Read more...]

Eight Reasons Your Dog Should Wear a Pet Auto Seat Belt when Traveling in the Car

Eight Reasons Your Dog Should Wear a Pet Auto Seat Belt when Traveling in the Car By Dawn Ross Does your dog love to travel in the car with you? You and your family wear seat belts when riding in the … [Read more...]

Hiking With Your Dog

Hiking With Your Dog By Eileen ONeill With Spring just a couple of days away, thoughts of Hiking in our local parks certainly comes to mind. It has been a long cold winter for most of the upper US … [Read more...]

Pet Relocation – Tips For International Pet Moving

Pet Relocation - Tips For International Pet Moving By Kevin O'Brien Five Tips for Safe and Humane International Pet Relocation Owning or adopting a pet should be for life, regardless of what corner … [Read more...]

Pets On Vacation: Easy

Pets On Vacation: Easy By Jennifer Brown Family vacations used to involve Parents, the Kids, and sometimes Grandma. These days, taking a family vacation might also mean bringing Fido along for the … [Read more...]

Pet Emergency Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Mother Nature

Pet Emergency Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Mother Nature By Tom James Natural disasters can strike at any time; when they do is not the time to try to prepare. Having your family and pets … [Read more...]

Advice to Pet Owners Travelling Abroad

Advice to Pet Owners Travelling Abroad By Antony Albert Roberts When we first came to Spain, we brought our two dogs with us, both Yorkshire terriers, brother and sister. In a moment of madness my … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Animal Boarding Tips

Las Vegas Animal Boarding Tips By Thane Rutledge Las Vegas animal boarding info is probably the last thing people think of when thinking of Vegas, and while the city is known for the unusual and … [Read more...]

Pet Friendly Lodgings In New York

Pet Friendly Lodgings In New York By Hal Storm Sometimes, we all just need to getaway for a bit. If a trip to the Big Apple is your idea of fun, you can go and take your pet with you. Pet Friendly … [Read more...]

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