Pet Travel – Traveling with an Older Dog or Cat

Whether you are planning a short trip across town or a long trip around the world with your pet, there are certain precautions that need to be taken first, especially if your traveling companion is older. Unlike a puppy or kitten who have an endless supply of energy, older dogs and cats tend to slow down and need extra care and health check-ups. If you are planning to travel with an older pet in the near future, here are some tips to help you along the way.

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Dog Safety: Labor Day Dangers for your Dog

Labor Day is almost here and what better way to spend your last summer party than with your pooch? Good food, friends and fun are all essential for Labor Day celebrations, but is your dog prepared for the festivities? Here is a list of dangers for your dog to avoid this Labor Day to ensure he/she stays healthy and happy all weekend long.

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Airline Pet Travel: Clearing Airport Checkpoint Security

It’s everyone’s favorite part of airline travel – the security checkpoint. The crowded lines, removing articles of clothing, and emptying your purse and pocket contents into a box are all reasons why these checkpoints can be a hassle. With a little preparation and the proper equipment, your next experience with airport security will be a breeze.

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Senators Request Change in Reporting Airline Pet Cargo Incidents

It appears that the deaths of seven puppies in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet earlier this month has incited a request from 3 senators to refind the word “animal” to include commercially bred and show dogs. Airline pet cargo safety records need to be more accurate so that pet travelers can make wise decisions regarding their pets airline cargo travel for their pets.

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Lost Pets! Missing Pets! What to do?

It’s every pet owner’s nightmare: Your dog or cat is missing from the yard or dashes out the door, and you don’t know where they have gone. This could happen to even the safest pet owners. Before you panic, remember that there are steps that can be taken to recover your furry friend. Also, there are many ways to increase your chances of reuniting with your pet if the necessary precautions are made.

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Making microchips for pets mandatory? Helpful or harmful?

Would requiring microchips in pets and owner registration help reduce the number of strays in pet shelters and the cost of boarding and euthanizing them? Certainly, it will increase the number of reunions between pets and their owners. Are there further issues as well?

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