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June 3, 2008

Lola Driving the CarBefore you travel in the car with your dog this summer, the most important thing you should do is consult your dog’s veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy enough to go on a road trip. It is very important to take any health problems your dog may have into account and make sure the trip will not aggravate these health issues. You will also want to consider your dog’s temperament. A dog with a nervous tendency, for example, may not enjoy a long ride in the car. Health problems can occur if a nervous dog is exposed to stress for a long period. If you are unsure how your dog will handle a car ride, take him with you on several small local trips, such as to the park or the pet store. This will not only get them used to a car ride but it will also help them associate it with something fun. Just remember to use a dog seat belt and don’t leave your dog alone in the car.

If the road trip requires overnight stops, check with the hotels or motels you will be staying at to make sure that your dog is welcome. Be sure you pack all the necessary items your dog will need such as food and water, leashes, comfortable bedding, medication, and a first-aid kit. Also be sure to carry your vet’s information with you and see if they can provide you with a 24 hour emergency number. You will also want to make sure your dog is wearing his ID tags and that the information on the tags is legible. Carry a photo of your dog for in case your he gets loose and lost.

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Why My Dogs Wear Seat Belts

Author: MayaAndPierson
June 1, 2008

 

PersephoneMaya

Sephi, short for Persephone (per-sef-ony), is seven years old and Maya is 9 months old.  I have had both of them since they were at least three weeks old.  I don’t know how many times Sephi flew forward and hit the dash when I had to make a sudden stop.  Luckily, she was never seriously hurt but I was concerned that someday she might be.  So when I found out there was such a thing as a pet car harness, I bought it for her.  Then I bought another one when I got Maya.  When Maya was little, she wanted to climb in my lap while I was driving.  If it wasn’t for the dog safety car harness, it would have been very difficult for me to drive safely because Maya would have been distracting me.

 

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Tell Everyone About Your Pet

Author: MayaAndPierson
June 1, 2008

Share your dog or cat or cat with us.  Tell us a cute story about your pet, share your pet’s most recent accomplishment, talk about how your pet overcame a serious health issue, tell us if your pet was a rescue pet or a humane society pet, or just tell us why your dog or cat is the best pet ever!

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Dog Seat Belts Save Lives!

Author: MayaAndPierson
June 1, 2008

 

Dog Seat Belt

Did you know that dogs can wear seat belts too?  Maya is shown here wearing her dog seat belt.  It fits just like a harness.  But instead of a leash, a strap is attached that buckles directly into the seat belt receptacle.  Maya can sit, stand, or lie down comfortably while she is in the car.  And best of all, it helps keep her from flying forward in the case of a sudden stop.

 

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