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The Quick Guide to Traveling With Your Dog

The Quick Guide to Traveling With Your Dog

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When you thought about your next vacation, did you consider bringing your dog?  But part of being a responsible pet owner is knowing how to care for your dog in all situations. That includes travel. Here's what you need to know if you plan to bring your dog on the next family vacation.   Mode of Transportation Before you take your dog on a trip with you, you should first know the mode of transportation you'll be using and whether your dog is well-suited to it. Dogs are most accustomed to traveling in cars. That said, you still need to train your dog for...

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3 Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in the U.S.

3 Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in the U.S.

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Why not take a vacation in some of the most dog-friendly places in the country? If you're hounding the Internet for ideas, here are three places that have happily gone to the dogs.   San Diego, California Chasing a Frisbee on a beach is paradise for many dogs, and you won't find a better location for it than San Diego. The residents are barking mad for dogs and will gladly welcome visitors into the fold with their own beloved dogs. The best beach in town is Dog Beach, the original leash-free beach in town (and the first of its kind in...

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Flea and Tick Prevention Tips for Dogs

Flea and Tick Prevention Tips for Dogs

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It's almost summer, which means it's time for BBQ and playing catch with your dog in the sunshine. Unfortunately, it's also time for your least favorite job: flea and tick prevention. These tiny parasites can cause serious health issues in your dog if left alone. Here's how to spot them and how to prevent them. Fleas Fleas are a common outdoor parasite. In fact, they're one of the most common pests that infect companion animals. They're small, wingless insects that feed on blood. Don't be discouraged by the fact that they're wingless--they don't need wings when they can jump up...

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3 Care Tips for Aging Pets

3 Care Tips for Aging Pets

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Caring for aging pets can be confusing, complicated, and often frustrating. But at the end of the day, your pet is part of your household, through thick and thin. You want to be there for them just like they were always there for you. Here are three things you need to know about caring for an aging dog. Schedule Semi-Annual Vet Visits First, you should plan to take your senior pet to the vet more often than when they were young. Senior dogs, like senior humans, have a greater risk of certain health issues, including: Arthritis Joint pain Hearing loss...

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How You Can Help This Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

How You Can Help This Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

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The veterinary community is essential to ensure animal safety during a disaster. Many people think of their families but fail to consider the animals who rely on them. This is where a vet comes in. Your role goes deeper than veterinary care--it's your job to educate pet owners on what they need to do in the event of a disaster. There's no better time than Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, which was this past weekend. Here are three things that owners need to do before a disaster to keep their pets safe and healthy. Assemble an Emergency Kit First, owners should...

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