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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Travel & Safety

My Dog Doesn’t Love Car Rides. What Could Be the Issue?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The human-animal bond is stronger than ever. In fact, research has found that spending time with our dogs makes us healthier.1-4 But more importantly, we enjoy being with our dogs. We like to take our dogs with us whenever possible: to the park, visiting friends and family, or on a family camping trip. The number […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties Travel & Safety

7 Tips to Make Flights Friendly and Stress-Free for Cats

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most cats prefer to be homebodies, but not Pet Safety Cat Casey. As my feline teaching partner for veterinarian-approved pet first aid/CPR classes all over the country, this orange tabby has logged oodles of miles in the car and in the air. His latest adventure found him flying with me nonstop from Dallas to Washington, […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Travel & Safety

Taking Your Dog? Check With Him First

Reading Time: 4 minutes It sounds like a fun idea to take your dog to the monthly art gallery walk downtown, the outdoor patio of a dog-welcoming restaurant, or for a ride in a kayak. These activities may seem safe and fun for you, but to your dog, they can be downright scary. How can you tell if your […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

Ways to Make Your Cat’s Move to a New Home Safe and Stress-Free

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a young woman, people who lived on our street moved away. But about a week after they drove off in a moving truck, neighbors discovered they’d left behind their pregnant cat – who promptly gave birth to a litter of kittens. It made me furious that someone would abandon a cat so […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs Life at Home Other Travel & Safety

Hitting the Road: Summer Travel Tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes I love to take summer vacations with my husband and our dogs, Rio and Peach. It’s a thrill to pack the car and drive to an idyllic campground here in Colorado or head west to explore the off-leash dog beaches of Southern California or north to Wisconsin to splash around in refreshing lakes – checking […]

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How to be the Perfect Pet-Sitting Client

Reading Time: 3 minutes What information does your pet sitter need to efficiently care for your home and pets? After 25 years as a pet sitter, I find it falls into two categories: pet care and “all that other stuff.” Here’s how to ensure that your pet sitter knows the most important details about your animal’s care. Meals, Meds, […]