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Labrador and Pet Travel Calm

Travel Calm really worked on my crazy Labrador Maya!

Do you all remember the video of my crazy Labrador Maya in the car? If you missed it, check it out HERE. Basically, my Maya LOVES to ride in the car. She is so excited about it that she whines and cries for the first 15 to 20 minute of every car ride. At first, it is cute. But, as you can imagine, it doesn’t take long to grate on the nerves. I wasn’t sure what to do about it until I came across this pet travel product from Earth Heart called Travel Calm.

Travel Calm is an herbal mist spray that you put on your dog’s outer ears or on their belly. You can also spray it on the fabric of your vehicle or on your dog seat cover or pet car seat. The natural herbal scents are supposed to help soothe your dog and calm him. It can work for excited dogs like my Maya and for nervous dogs.

Travel Calm from Earth Heart

With an upcoming road trip from Kansas to Texas with my dogs over the Thanksgiving weekend, I thought I would give this mist spray a try. I am super excited to say that the pet Travel Calm worked great! Maya may have whined once for one second, but that was it! You can see my review posted on December 1st, 2012. I was so happy with this product that our company purchased a bunch more for resale.

Pet Travel Calm is now available on PetAutoSafety.com. Plus we are giving away a free bottle at the end of March! Check out the Rafflecopter below and enter to win your free bottle of this great pet travel product. This contest giveaway is available to those with a shipping address in the continental US only. You do not have to enter in every category on the Rafflecopter but each category you enter gives you another chance to win. The contest ends at 11:59pm CST on March 31t, 2013. A winner will be chosen on or around April 1st… Maybe we will do it on April 2nd so that you don’t think our email saying you’re a winner is an April Fools’ joke! 😀
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March 5, 2013

Niagara Falls

I love nature. My best vacations have been to see the natural wonders of the United States. By far, the most amazing wonder I’ve ever seen was the Grand Canyon. Its vastness was awe inspiring. I’ve often wondered if the Niagara Falls in New York and Ontario, Canada would evoke the same feeling. Someday, I’d like to find out.

On looking into the Niagara Falls State Park website, I was glad to see that many parts of the park are pet friendly. Dogs must be on a leash, of course. They are not allowed in buildings but they are permitted on the hiking trails. According to the website, the park has more than 15 miles of hiking trails. My dogs Maya & Pierson would love that! I also understand from their website that there are a number of outdoor snack stands in the park. So after we’re done working up an appetite while hiking, we can stop for a bite to eat.

Searching online also found a bunch of pet friendly hotels in the area. In fact, there were so many, I couldn’t possibly name them all. If you plan on visiting Niagara falls with your pets, simply do a little search in Google for pet friendly Niagara falls and you will find a bunch of websites with the information. Be sure to call the hotels to verify as some change their policies. Some may also have weight limits and/or may charge extra fees for pets.

If I haven’t been to Niagara falls yet, why should you trust my word on how pet friendly it is? Perhaps we haven’t yet had the experience of visiting, but our friends at GoPetFriendly.com have. They’ve been there with their pets and they loved it! Be sure to visit their site and check it out.

Have you been to Niagara Falls with your pets? How about other places nearby, either in New York or Ontario? Tell us about it! 🙂

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Congratulations Kumfy Koatz Winner!

Author: MayaAndPierson
March 5, 2013

We have a winner for the Kumfy Koatz contest giveaway, which was started on February 22nd. And the winner is…. Claudia McGee!!! Claudia, we sent you an email. Please reply with your address and color preference.

Congratulations!!! 🙂

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March 2, 2013
Maya's Measurement for Dog Seat Belt

Maya gets her girth measured to see what size of dog seat belt is right for her.

Because dogs can be different sizes even amongst the same dog breed, knowing your dog’s breed may not be enough information to determine which size of dog seat belt to get. Also, each dog can be narrower or thicker in the body so knowing your dog’s weight might not be enough information to determine size either. Take the Whippet dog breed (much smaller version of a Greyhound), for example. His weight may make one think of getting a small size. But the Whippet has a very deep chest. He may need a medium. The only way to know which size is best is to measure your dog. Here’s how:

1. Get a measuring tape.

2. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your dog’s chest just behind his front legs. Put two fingers under the measuring tape to make sure the measured size isn’t too tight.

3. Notate the number of inches. Maya, our 70 pound Labrador, measured 31 inches around.

4. Compare the number of inches to the girth sizes indicated on the product descriptions.

The website may indicate either chest size or girth. These both mean the same thing. If you have any trouble determining which size of dog seat belt to get your dog, please feel free to contact us by email at naturebydawn@aol.com or by phone at (785) 393-2044.

Thanks! And ride safe!!! 🙂

Pierson's Measurement for Dog Seat Belt

Pierson gets measured for a dog car harness too.

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February Giveaway Winner Announced!

Author: MayaAndPierson
March 1, 2013

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5TDY6V6CHCH4 Congratulations to Shelley P.!!! She won a Bergan or Kurgo Tru-Fit dog car harness for her dog from our “Love Your Dog” giveaway contest in February – http://www.petautosafetyblog.com/pet-auto-travel-safety/1840-love-your-dog-and-win-a-dog-car-harness/. An email has been sent to you. Please respond at your earliest convenience.

CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂

 

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