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Before you travel with dogs, make sure to research your route and find plenty of pet-friendly accommodations and activities along the way. Not only will ensure your pup has a great time, but it’ll also give you more time to enjoy the ride (since you won’t be spending hours on the side of the road frantically calling hotels to try to find a

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How to Relieve Dog Travel Anxiety PetMD

For small to medium-size dogs, use a travel crate or small pet carrier for increased safety and security during the car ride. The dog carrier should be large enough so that your pet can lie down comfortably. Before hitting the road, you should help your pet create a positive association with their travel …

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How to Travel With a Cat PetMD

Using a travel cat carrier is important for both your safety and the safety of your cat, as a cat that roams around a car while it's in motion can be potentially distracting to the driver and could cause serious harm to the cat. If you do use a crate, be certain that the cat is totally accustomed to it …

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Traveling Pets Often Need Health Certificates PetMD

A couple of final thoughts on health certificates for domestic travel. Animals need to be up to date on appropriate vaccines before a veterinarian will sign one. Rabies is pretty much non-negotiable with other vaccines being given on an as needed basis. Also, health certificates can only be signed by a federally accredited veterinarian.

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When Can a Puppy Go Outside

When deciding on the right time to take your puppy outside, it is helpful to include some knowledge about how vaccines work in your decision-making process. Puppies typically receive multiple injections with the same type of vaccine starting at age 6-8 weeks. Puppy vaccinations are repeated every three to four weeks until 16 weeks of age.

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The Truth About 'Titering' Instead of Vaccination PetMD

The experts seem to be of one mind on this: Titers are useful in legal and regulatory settings (for travel, for example) to determine whether an animal has ever received a vaccine for a disease like rabies. Titers do NOT, however, denote protection against a given disease. This news may come as a shock to some of the more educated pet owners

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Car Travel for the New Pup PetMD

Traveling safely with a puppy is serious business but it can be fun, too. Maybe you’ll be lucky and your dog will be a napper. On the other hand, your canine car companion could be the embodiment of Rover Road Rage. The fact is you won’t know until you try.

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Vaccinations Schedule for Every Lifestage PetMD

Vaccinations can help to keep your dog protected from life-threatening diseases. Learn about which dog vaccinations every canine should have and which ones are based on lifestyle. No matter your dog’s age, vaccinations should be a part of their health care routine.

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Insider Tips For Pet-Friendly Road Travel PetMD

Being prepared is the key to pet-friendly travel. Although visiting a vet isn’t something any of us wants to do when traveling (and away from home), this can happen (as it has to me). Locate the nearest animal emergency clinic prior to leaving and/or ask staff when you arrive and check in. Having access to this pivotal information can save

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Holiday Travel Tips: Steps to Protect Your Pet PetMD

4. Pack a Pet Travel Kit. This kit should include a copy of your pet’s current medical records as well as a simple first aid kit, which consists of things like gauze, bandages, scissors, sterile saline, thermometer and medications your pet is currently taking (e.g., flea and tick preventatives, pain relievers or antibiotics).

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Dog Beds for Pets Who Travel With Their People PetMD

Dog Beds for Sleeping Outdoors. If your travels take you to the great outdoors, the last thing you want is for your pup to wake up covered in dirt, mud or bugs. Elevated dog beds for travel, like the Carlson Pet Products portable pup travel pet bed, are the ideal option for any travels that involve you and your pup sleeping outside.

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A Guide for Traveling By Car With Your Pet PetMD

Attach a detailed travel tag with all of your contact information to your pet's collar. Heaven forbid, but if you should lose your pet during a road trip, the best chance of having it returned to you may be that tag. We have heard stories of little dogs that had to run away to protect their lives because a big dog came at them at a rest stop

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The Truth About Pet Friendly Hotels PetMD

My dog is allowed on all of this at home, so I travel with sheets and lay them across everything when I travel. I am sure at some point, whether child or adult, sockless feet have jumped on the same bed/the same furniture in the hotel, but pet travelers get the warning. I respect it and my dog’s paws never touch the fabric.

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Traveling by Air with Your Dog PetMD

In almost all cases, airlines will restrict the breeds that are allowed to travel (no brachycephalic breeds), the age of the dog (more than eight weeks and in some cases more than 15 weeks), whether the dog is a barker or whiner (i.e., disruptive), and how many pets will be allowed into the cabin at the same time.

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The Best Way to Take Your Cat on Vacation With You PetMD

Bring Things to Keep Your Cat Comfy. If you’ll be traveling by car and you’ll have easy access to your animal, be sure to bring bottled water and your cat’s favorite food along for the ride. It’s also a good idea to bring a smaller, travel size litter pan and some cat litter in case your cat needs it, as well as any toys or products

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Dog Car Safety: Do You Need a Dog Car Seat, Dog

Dog carriers like the K&H Pet Products travel safety pet carrier can be securely fastened to the seat, so there’s no chance of them shifting around during the drive. A dog crate that can be secured in the back of an SUV or secured to a seat is also a safe choice for transport of larger pets riding in vehicles, according to Dr. Mazzaferro.

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Cats and Vacations PetMD

When I do travel, I’m usually gone for a few days to as long as a week. And I do worry about my cats when I’m not there with them. First of all, let me say that it’s not a good idea to leave your cat home alone untended for extended lengths of time. Though most cats will get along fine if they have a litter box, fresh food and water

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Traveling With a Pet PetMD

If you plan to travel with a pet this winter, it’s important to be mindful of cold weather safety issues. After all, frigid temperatures aren’t pleasant for you or your pet. If you’re considering flying or driving somewhere with your dog or cat, here are some winter travel safety tips to help ensure you reach your destination safely.

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Boarding Your Dog (and Cat) PetMD

Every day people face the question of what to do with their pets when travel, illness, or family emergencies disrupt normal care. Fortunately, the majority of pet owners who find themselves in need of substitute pet care utilize the services of professional boarding kennels.

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How to Safely Transport Your Small Animal to the Vet PetMD

Having a proper small animal carrier is essential to being able to safely travel with small animal pets, even in case of emergency. When selecting a small pet carrier, owners should be sure it’s designed for the species they own so that it is escape-proof and well-ventilated. It also should lock securely and be easy to clean.

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Tips for Traveling with a Small Animal PetMD

So much so that we often want to travel with all of our family members, including our pets. Here are five tips to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable during the trip (hopefully somewhere tropical!). 1. If you’re driving, make sure you buckle the pet carrier securely into the backseat of the car. Don’t let animals, especially cats, roam

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Sedatives for Dogs: How and When to Use Them Safely PetMD

Acepromazine is the most commonly prescribed oral sedative for dogs. It is a member of the phenothiazine class of sedatives and works primarily by blocking dopamine receptors within the brain, thereby depressing certain brain functions. Unfortunately, acepromazine tablets can have wildly variable effects in different individuals.

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Dog and Cat Vaccination FAQ PetMD

Which vaccines do pets need to travel to Europe? 14. Is the leptospirosis shot necessary for city dogs? 15. How are vaccines produced? 16. How are vaccines checked for quality assurance? 17. Is it safe for senior/geriatric pets to get vaccines? (10+ year-old dog or cat) 18. Does the leptospirosis vaccine cause seizures in Dachshunds or other

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Basic Vaccine Schedule for Dogs PetMD

When you get those vaccination reminder cards from your vet’s office, you see a list of dog vaccines that your pet is due for. To help you decipher them and understand how often your pet needs which shots, here is a basic dog vaccination schedule chart to follow. Since understanding your pet’s vaccination needs is important to providing

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What Type of Dog Carrier Do You Need

Hard dog carriers or travel dog kennels, like the Frisco plastic kennel, provide the best protection for your dog. “These types of carriers are often used more for longer travels” says Hartstein. Think plane, train, boat and long car rides.

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Does Benadryl Work for Dog Anxiety

You may have heard that Benadryl can be used as a sedative to calm your dog while traveling or during fireworks or thunderstorms. It’s true that Benadryl may alleviate symptoms for some dogs, but the sedative effects are mild and not nearly as pronounced in dogs as they are in people. So overall, Benadryl is not commonly helpful for dogs

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7 Pet Travel Risks and How to Avoid Them PetMD

7 Pet Travel Risks and How to Avoid Them. By Paula Fitzsimmons You’re planning a trip and naturally want to bring your furred family member. Before leaving with your cat or dog in tow, know that there are risks to watch for, whether traveling with pets by car or plane.

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Car Travel Tips for the New Kitten Traveling with a New

A plastic shoebox lined with a couple of inches of litter makes a perfect travel litter box for a small kitten. As soon as she’s finished eating, place her in the box and let her stay there until she’s done with her business; praise her lavishly when she is done. Remove any solid waste to prepare the litter box for your next stop.

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Pet Boarding vs. Pet Sitting

You need to go out-of town for business, vacation, wedding or family reunion. Is your biggest concern the travel plans or what to do with the dog and cat? Will she do better in a run next to other animals and daily playtime? Or is he too fearful and socially unpredictable in a foreign environment and would be better off at home? Boarding or pet sitting, which is the less stressful for all

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6 Pet Items You Never Thought to Bring on Vacation PetMD

6 Pet Items You Never Thought to Bring on Vacation. Toys, a leash, important medication—these are no-brainers when you’re preparing to vacation with your dog or cat. Because such a vacation takes so much preparation—especially if you’re traveling with a pet for the first time—it’s virtually impossible to leave these essentials at home.

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Essential Cat Vaccinations PetMD

What Vaccines Do Cats Need? The Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel regularly evaluates and researches cat vaccination developments to make science-based recommendations.. The panel is comprised of dedcated feline veterinarians and scientists and is regarded as a reputable source of cat vaccination standards.

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Can You Give a Cat Benadryl

Precautions to Take When Giving Benadryl to Cats. Just like in people, Benadryl can cause a wide range of symptoms. Your cat may act drowsy. The drug, sometimes, may also cause a cat to get amped up or hyper. Overdoses can lead to seizures, coma, difficulties breathing, and even death.

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Top 10 Dog Friendly U.S. Campsites PetMD

There are more than 200 campsites in Virginia’s First Landing State Park and dogs are allowed in for a small fee – just $5 per night. First Landing State Park is located on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach. This park, which is over 2,500 acres, offers a wide range of activities for visitors.

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6 Ways to Cure Car Sickness in Dogs PetMD

6 Ways to Cure Car Sickness in Dogs. By Diana Bocco Humans aren’t the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. A sick pup in the backseat is not fun for anybody and can turn a potentially great road trip into a miserable one.

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Mobile Vet Clinics: What Are They

Mobile veterinary services also offer flexible hours (which may include nights and weekends), accessibility for pet owners who are elderly or have mobility issues and the opportunity to build a lasting relationship with the whole family. One drawback may be that mobile vet clinics charge an extra fee to cover their travel expenses, such as gas.

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Woman Claims Airline's Neglect is Responsible for Dog's

In 2016, the “Air Travel Consumer Report” issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, reported that there were 2.11 incidents for every 10,000 animals transported by United. Reasons for incidents range from an animal dying due to cardiac arrest, to one who started bleeding because he chewed through metal bars.

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Avoid Travel Frustrations With Travel Preparations PetMD

But the AAA guide is just one of many guides to pet travel. With more pet owners treating their pets like members of the family, there has been a commiserate growth in restaurants, beaches, parks, and hotels, to name just a portion of the vacation industry that have become receptive to treating animal companions with the same regard. That

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Basic Vaccine Schedule for Cats PetMD

It’s difficult for pet parents to understand their cat’s vaccination schedule—from which ones they need to how often they need them. While there are certain mandatory, or core vaccines for cats, there are also noncore vaccines for different lifestyles or vaccines that are only recommended during the kitten years. Your veterinarian is your

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Types of Anxiety Medication for Cats PetMD

Buspirone. Indications: Generalized anxiety (mild to moderate anxiety), and fearful behavior. Buspirone is classified as an azapirone, which works on the serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain. This medication takes 4-6 weeks to take effect. It must be given once daily and should not be abruptly discontinued.

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Is Opting Out of Rabies Vaccination an Option for Pet

The hope is that these letters will prevent exclusion from services such as air travel, boarding and day care, grooming, and most importantly, licensing, despite the lack of vaccinations. What is interesting about this phenomenon is that it is increasing despite the fact that vaccination protocols in pets are commonly every three years instead

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