How to Road Trip With a Dog

How to Take a Road Trip With DogsIt’s hard for devoted dog owners to leave their furry friends behind when they’re enjoying a vacation. Sometimes, dog owners do not want to put their dogs through the stress of flying, so a road trip, if possible, is the way to go! Taking your dog with you on your next road trip can be fun and adventurous. With that being said, it is essential that you prepare carefully to keep your dog and everyone else coming along for the ride comfortable. Here are six important steps to take when you’re preparing for a road trip with your dog.

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How to Travel With a Dog in Winter

Keeping Your Dog Warm and Comfortable on Your Winter Road TripIf you’re like many people who share their homes and lives with canine companions, you probably also like to include your dog when hitting the open road. However, if you’ve never done so in winter before, you should be aware that cold season road trips with dogs pose particular challenges that aren’t a part of the picture with summer roadtrips. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your pet healthy and safe when traveling during winter.

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How to Fly with a Dog: Travel Safe and Avoid Tragedy By Following These Tips

How to Fly with a Dog

How to Fly on an Airplane With DogsThere are a few reasons that you might want to fly with your dog. Maybe you are taking a vacation and want to travel with your dog. Your vacation may not feel complete without man’s best friend tagging along. If you are planning a move across the country, you are going to need to bring your dog on the plane. You certainly cannot pack your four-legged friend in the moving van with all of your belongings, which means that flying with your dog is the only option.

You love your dog, and you want him or her to be safe while flying. To make the entire process easier for you, we have compiled all the information that you will need before boarding the plane. Your dog is your best friend, so their safety is your number-one priority.

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Why Your Dog Needs a Leash on Walks

dogs-need-leashesDog collars and leashes are important for any dog owner. When walking or controlling a dog, a proper dog neck restraint, using a leash or collar, is important. Certain dog and leash collars also have many colors, styles and personalizations. It’s important that they are made well, with heavy construction. Using the proper dog restraint is important with older dogs, especially those with dog hip and joint pain, so as to not aggregate the areas of dog pain.

When buying a dog leash, harness or vest halter, know what you are going to use it for. In other words, is it for your casual evening stroll? Or is it being bought for your best friend to run along side, behind or in front as you jog or bicycle? Many time, dog owners will buy two different styles, depending on their needs. Regardless, don’t forget to take the harness off and let the dog run free occasionally. It’s great exercise and fun for him or her! Read more Why Your Dog Needs a Leash on Walks

Tips for Boarding Your Pets During the Holiday Season

holiday dog boardingGoing out of town or traveling in winter with a dog can be a rather dramatic action for both pet owners and their pets. Most owners would prefer having a trusted family member or friend swing by so they can preserve the pet’s routine.

But unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. (This is especially true over the holidays when practically everyone has made special plans.) So if the regular pet-sitter just can’t swing it this year, pet owners should consider these tips for smarter boarding. 

Plan Ahead 

Kennels and pet hotels will fill up quickly around the holidays and the last thing a pet owner needs is to be stuck with a facility that has seen better days. Read more Tips for Boarding Your Pets During the Holiday Season

Traveling With Dogs This Summer? Follow These Tips

Travel with a dogTraveling with your dog can be a fun bonding experience, but dogs also make traveling complicated.

These tips can help you have a more enjoyable and less chaotic travel experience when you go on holiday with your dog.

Keep Your Dog Medically Covered

If your dog is on medicine, refill the prescription before leaving. Read more Traveling With Dogs This Summer? Follow These Tips