Pet Friendly Travel Blog: Pet Health and Safety

It is estimated that 85% of dogs over 5 years old suffer from periodontal disease.  That’s a huge number!  This disease can become very serious and threaten the overall health of your dog.   The good news is that it’s very preventable.  All you have to do is brush your dog’s teeth! Frequency of...
The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets.  While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory. Many pet parents assume that if...
Winterize my house - check, winterize my car - check, winterize my pet - what?  With the full wrath of winter upon us - arctic winds, plummeting temps, snow and freezing rain (ugh), have you taken the time to be sure that your pet is winterized?  That is, prepared for the frigid temps and all that...
With the holiday season upon us, many pet parents are planning to gather friends and family for fun festive parties.  Keep in mind that although you might be ready to ‘Deck the Halls’, your four-legged friend may not be.   Jingle Bells, Figgy Pudding and Tannenbaum create the perfect recipe for...
From California sea lions, to horses, to treasured feline and canine family members, the North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, or CVM, works tirelessly to maintain the health and wellness of animals, and to search for new and better ways to diagnose, treat and cure...
Author: Monica ReyesMy life is definitely full of responsibilities. I juggle being a full-time student and working as a Raw Pet Food Specialist for a natural healthy dog food company - all the while raising a 2-year old son and caring for both a 6-year old cat and our new 8-month old puppy. (Sounds...
While it may feel a little uncomfortable and a little gross to get up-close and personal with your dog's poop, it’s worth it, as it can help give you a window into his overall health. You should always consult your veterinarian if you notice unexplained, ongoing changes in your dog’s poop,...
The benefits of a natural diet are well documented. And while people used to think less about what they were feeding their pet, more and more are looking to give their pets the kind of nutrition they demand for themselves. It’s one of the things that separates us pet parents from pet owners! Here...
Dogs and cats are more than pets…they’re family. They look to us to be cared for and protected. Just like people, accidents and emergencies can happen to animals, so being prepared could make a lifesaving difference. Emergencies can occur suddenly and without warning. Knowing what to do in the...
Make sure you have a healthy pet when traveling! Dogs, like humans, are increasingly subjected to diets that are over-processed and unhealthy, and are exposed to a variety of environmental pollutants that can wreak havoc on the body. Poor nutrition and constant exposure to environmental irritants...

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