Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

It has been a crazy summer of devastating hurricanes, flooding, fires and other disasters. Is your dog prepared to weather the storm? We just spent a week on the road with our three dogs after being evacuated for Hurricane Irma. It was extremely stressful and full of anxiety for us and our dogs. I felt prepared and ready to keep my dogs as calm as possible under the circumstances. Sadly, as we crawled down the highway in bumper to bumper traffic, it became clear that many dog owners were just not prepared to travel in an emergency with their dog. … Continue reading

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

Have you ever traveled with your dog before? If you have, you will know that there are a lot of things to consider when traveling with a pet for any length of time.   As this past weekend was the unofficial start of summer and pet parents are getting ready to plan road trips and summer vacations, I thought I would point out a few extra things that might make your summer travels a little smoother. 1) Crates Are an Excellent Training Tool and Safety Device   When we took a long road trip with Rooney last year we brought … Continue reading

9 Common Reasons Your Dog is a Poor Traveller…

9 Common Reasons Your Dog is a Poor Traveller...

All sorts of issues can contribute towards your dog being a less than happy passenger in the car, but if you can work out what these are, then it will be easier for you to determine the best course of action to take.   The underlying cause may be something relatively simple and obvious or might be more obscure, requiring you to turn detective. Below is a list of common causes of our dogs being poor travellers. Health Issues Certain health issues such as vestibular disease and middle or inner ear infections may cause difficulty in balancing and predispose to … Continue reading

3 Necessary Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pets

Traveling With Your Pets and Tips If They Need to Come Along or Not

Obviously, I love animals so it should be equally obvious that I love my pets. I also love to travel. Therefore, if I can travel with my pets (primarily my dogs), life is perfect.   When I am considering taking my pets, I have to consider a number of questions. Will my pets enjoy the trip, is the trip appropriate for my pets and how to best prepare for the trip? 1. Will my pet enjoy this trip? To determine if my pets will enjoy the trip I have to consider many things such as how we will be traveling. … Continue reading

How to Bring Your Pet With You on Your Next Vacation

Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet Dog

Everyone looks forward to vacation, but many pet parents worry about leaving their best friends behind. After all, having fun just isn’t the same without Fido by your side. Pets love vacation time just as much as we do; they get to sniff out new territories and meet new friends so they’re just as excited to tag along on the adventure. But if the thought of bringing Fido along on your next vacation sounds overwhelming, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. After today’s article, you’ll be ready to head out safely with your buddy anywhere. Before You Go 1. Get … Continue reading

Tips for Safe and Happy Travels With Your Pet

Travels With Your Pet Safety Tips

Traveling with your pet can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. However, there are a few safety precautions that you’ll want to keep in mind before you head out on your next road trip together. Leashes, ID Tags, & Collars Are a Must Whenever you’re traveling with pets, make sure they’re all dressed up in their identification tags. ID tags should include your vet’s number in case your pet gets lost or becomes sick. It’s also a good idea to keep your pets leashed and collared any time they leave the car. Pets may be able … Continue reading

How to Stop Your Dog From Being Scared of Traveling in a Car

Traveling With Your Puppy in a Car

Most of the time, dogs who have a fear of going in a car have had some sort of traumatic memory in the past. This doesn’t have to be anything that we, as humans, would call traumatic, however. Indeed, it may seem as if from one day to the next, your dog simply decides to be scared of vehicles. Once it has made that decision, it may seem impossible to ever get it in the car again. However, there are actually things that you can do. Although some people choose to keep their dog out of the car, this is … Continue reading